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"Far away there in the sun- 
shine are my highest aspi- 
rations. I may not reach 
them but I can look up and 
see their beauty, believe in 
them, and try to follow 
where they lead." 

— Alcott 






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"If you can imagine it, you 
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"Only as far as we seek can 
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Only as far as we dream 
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— Anonymous 

This annual is dedicated to 
the goals and dreams which 
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Dr. Leslie Wright 20 1 


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Seniors 1983 

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A New Era Dawns . . . 

A new era began at Samford Univer- 
sity this fall as Dr. Thomas E. Corts be- 
came the 1 7th president of the 1 42-year 
old Baptist institution. 

Dr. Corts, former president of Win- 
gate College, succeeded Dr. Leslie S. 
Wright, who retired to the post of chan- 
cellor on Aug. 31 after 25 years as the 
school's leader. 

Samford opened this fall term with 
some 4,000 students enrolled, including 
approximately 1,100 new students in 
four categories — undergraduate, trans- 
fer, law, and graduate programs. The 
students hail from every Alabama coun- 
ty and more than 30 other states. 

Dr. Corts, in his semester-opening ad- 
dress to students, defined education as 
"a confronting of people and ideas and 
circumstances that makes a dramatic 
impact upon who we are, the values we 

believe in, what we stand up for, what we sit down for, and what 
we say we are willing to die for." 

"All of that is here," the new president said, "and all of it will 
come cascading across your countenance in the course of this year 
in a way that it may never have come to you before." 

He described Samford as a place of "people and ideas, and one 
fine gem of a place," but reminded the students that "the educa- 
tion that takes or does not take with you is more dependent on you 
than any person in this room." 

Dr. Corts begins his Samford tenure committed to continuing 
"the quest for excellence." 

"I like to do things right the first time," he told a reporter in 
early September. "I believe you should do your research, involve a 
lot of people in the decision-making process, and get the job done. 

"I would like to do what we do even better. Oftentimes, that 
means money. There are numerous good ideas in the world of 
education. All of them have a price tag. 

"So I would like to find the resources to do some of the things 
we are doing, and do them even better." 

The Georgetown College and Indiana University graduate, 
who will be 42 on Oct. 7, is a strong believer in international 

"I want to bring a dimension of internationalism to Samford," 
he said. "I am very committed to the idea that a Christian who 
grows up without a world vision is less than he ought to be, since 
we of all people ought to be concerned about the othermost parts 

of the world." 

"And I think that if you were not a 
Christian, from a strictly educational 
standpoint, from the standpoint of 
simply world citizenship, that this 
would be a vital component of educa- 
tion in our time." 

"An education that does not con- 
front the internationality of life, or 
that does not admit that we are all 
global citizens, is second rate," he 

At Wingate, Dr. Corts initiated a 
unique "Winternational" program 
which allowed a student at the mid- 
point of the sophomore year to travel 
abroad at almost no additional cost. 
At Samford, the international em- 
phasis could focus on such areas as 
world missions and international 
business, he said. 
Already, the school has added a new interdisciplinary program 
in International Relations. Offered through the Department of 
History and Political Science, the new program enables a student 
to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations by 
completing prescribed courses in history, political science, the 
humanities, economics, behavioral sciences, and foreign lan- 

The program seeks to produce generalists who are able to 
synthesize information from many fields rather than specialists, 
according to Dr. David M. Vess, head of the Department of 
History and Political Science. 

Samford is comprised of eight component schools and colleges 
and three separate divisions. School and colleges are the Howard 
College of Arts and Sciences, Cumberland School of Law, Orlean 
Bullard Beeson School of Education, Ida V. Moffett School of 
Nursing and schools of business, graduate studies, music and 
pharmacy. Separate divisions include Air Force ROTC, Anesthe- 
sia and Paralegal Studies. 

Through this variety of academic programs, Samford offers 
courses leading to 21 degrees. 

Samford was chartered as Howard College by Alabama Bap- 
tists in Marion, Alabama, in the fall of 1 84 1 . The school moved to 
the East Lake section of Birmingham in 1887 and to its present 
Homewood location in 1957. 

Samford has known its greatest growth at its present site. The 
school's enrollment has increased more than 175 percent and the 


percentage of faculty members holding the earned doctoral de- 
gree had grown to more than twice the national average since 

A campus of more than 30 major structures with a replacement 
value of approximately $75 million has been built. The school has 
pumped millions of dollars into the economy of Homewood and 
Jefferson County. 

reprinted from Shades Valley Sun 

Joining new Samford president Dr Thomas h Coru 
in a family portrait are from left, his wife. Maria, 
daughters Jennifer and Rachel, and son Christian 

Jennifer ( man 

%*£% Excellence is his commitment 

An air of expectancy hangs over Samford University's 
campus this week as parents unload boxes and help their 
freshmen students get settled in for fall term. 

One of the fathers himself will be a newcomer to the 
university nestled at the foot of Birmingham's Shades 

Dr. Thomas E. Corts takes over as president of Samford 
Thursday as his daughter, Jennifer, begins studies as a 
freshman at the Baptist liberal arts school. 

Corts, who has been president of Wingate College in 
North Carolina for the past nine years, succeeds Dr. Leslie 
S. Wright who is retiring to become chancellor. 

Corts describes Samford as a "jewel of a place," a quality 
institution with a bright future. 

The new president said he hopes to build on the founda- 
tions laid by Wright. But he said his primary interest is in 
trying to make a lasting impact on students' values and in 
commitments to academic excellence rather than in bricks 
and mortar. 

Many institutions face difficult times because of declin- 
ing enrollment, but Samford's well-defined mission and role 
as a Baptist institution give it distinction and stability, he 

"Declining enrollment certainly will be a pressure," 
Corts said. But he said standards will not be lowered to 
maintain enrollment. The university is at capacity with 
about 4,000 students, and plans are to remain at that level, 
he said. 

"We will try to assure quality and quantity of students," 
he said. 

Corts said he wants to focus on quality so Samford "can 
reach even greater distinction." 

"There are a lot of ideas in 
the world of education; all off 
them have a price tag." 

— Dr. Thomas Corts 

A key ingredient will be to boost the university's endow- 
ment of $7 million, which he called "extremely modest" for 
Samford's size. He said he doesn't have a firm goal or 
timetable, but $50 million "would be a good number." 

During Corts' tenure as president of Wingate, endow- 
ment funds of the 1,500-student college more than doubled 
from $2 million in 1974 to $6 million in 1981. 

"There are alot of ideas in the world of education," he 
said. "All of them have a price tag." 

A top priority will be to make international studies a 
central commitment of Samford "if the institution is will- 
ing," he said. Global perspectives can be emphasized in 
courses, reading assignments and through special programs 
in which students study abroad, he said. 

At Wingate, he started a program that allowed students 
at the midpoint of their sophomore year to travel abroad at 
almost no additional cost. 

Samford can make a commitment to giving students an 
international education as some schools do for supporting 
football, Corts said. 

Students need to have a global view of events and a 
glimpse of what it means to be a world citizen because of the 
importance of international trade in the business world, as 
well as the Baptist tradition of pumping money into healing 
and teaching in other countries, he said. 

Corts, a 41 -year-old native of Terre Haute, Ind., is a 
graduate of Georgetown College with a doctorate from In- 
diana University. Before going to Wingate, he was coordin- 
ator of the Kentucky Higher Education Consortium and 
director of planning, executive dean and chief operating 
officer at Georgetown College. 

By Jean Lufkin Bouler 
The Birmingham News 


Dr. Corts and his 
many responsibil- 
ities as President of 
Samford University. 



Pianist-composer Dave Brubeck and former Chicago mayor 
Jane Byrne joined noted lecturers from the fields of religion and 
economics on a series of programs celebrating the inauguration of 
Samford University's new president, Dr. Thomas E. Corts, Sun- 
day-through-Wednesday, Nov. 6-9. 

Also participating in the four-day event were Dr. John Heller, 
former Yale University medical professor and author of the book 
zak, nationally known economic forecaster from Atlanta; and Dr. 
Gerhard Claas, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. 

Dr. Corts was formally installed as Samford's 17th president on 
Wednesday, Nov. 9, during an 1 1 a.m. program in Wright Fine 
Arts Center at Samford. Dr. Claas, a German pastor who was 
elected to head the BWA in 1980, delivered the major address. 

Inauguration Week began Sunday, Nov. 6, with a lecture by Dr. 
Heller, a key member of the scientist team that investigated the 
Shroud of Turin in 1978. 

Dr. Heller, whose book on the Shroud was a Book-of-the-Month 
Club selection last June, discussed the exhaustive study made on 
the relic which many believe to be the burial shroud of Jesus. The 
scientist team tackled the question of how the image of a face was 
formed on the Shroud. 

Dr. Heller answered questions from a panel of religion news 
editors on Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. in Wright Fine Arts Center. 

Dr. Ratajczak, who has earned a national reputation for accura- 

cy in his economic forecasts for such bodies as the Joint Economic 
Committee of the U.S. Congress, spoke Monday, Nov. 7, in Wright 
Fine Arts Center. His talk focused on Alabama's economic future. 

Mrs. Byrne, who served as Chicago's first woman mayor during 
1979-83, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Wright Fine Arts Center. A 
former Commissioner of Consumer Services of Chicago, she imple- 
mented numerous budgetary reforms during her tenure as mayor 
which reduced Chicago's accumulated debt by more than $100 

Brubeck, a popular musician who has become an influential 
force in contemporary sacred music in recent years, performed 
with his Quartet and the Samford Festival Chorus on a program 
entitled "An Evening with Dave Brubeck" Tuesday, Nov. 8, in 
Wright Fine Arts Center. 

The musician-composer has been critically acclaimed by church 
musicians for such works as "To Hope: A Celebration," his most 
recent work, and his oratorios based on the life and teachings of 
Jesus, "Beloved Son" and "The Light in the Wilderness." 

Dr. Claas, from Wetter, Germany, was elected to head the BWA 
at the 14th Baptist World Congress in Toronto, Canada, three 
years ago. The Alliance is a worldwide fellowship of 127 Baptist 
conventions and unions from 90 countries dedicated to strengthen- 
ing international cooperation among its 30 million members. 

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Retiring Wright 
has overseen 

Samford Growth 

When the cornerstone of Samford Hall was laid in 
1954, school officials and Baptist leaders celebrated 
with a barbecue on the grounds of what was to become 
Samford University. 

Among those present was Dr. Leslie S. Wright, ex- 
ecutive secretary of the Baptist Foundation of Ala- 
bama, based in Montgomery. 

Construction of Samford Hall marked the beginning 
of a new era for what then was known as Howard 
College, which was moving from East Lake to the base 
of Shades Mountain in Homewood. 

Four years later, Wright was named president of 
Samford. Now, after 25 years — a longer tenure than 
any other current Alabama college or university presi- 
dent — he will retire Thursday to the post of chancellor. 

Under Wright, Samford grew from 1,500 students 
and seven buildings to 4,000 students and 27 buildings. 
"The total growth and building of the university is what 
I am most proud of," said Wright, the son of a Baptist 
minister and a Birmingham native. 

In 1961, the Baptist liberal arts college added Cum- 
berland School of Law, which grew from 60 students 
that first year to 775 this year. Four years later, the 
college was elevated to university status and its name 
changed to Samford University. 

Academic Programs were diversified and offerings 
expanded to more than 50 areas of study in eight 
schools within the university. The campus has profes- 
sional schools in pharmacy and nursing as well as law, 
and graduate programs in several fields. 

Wright said he also is proud of the growth and 
strength of the faculty, which includes graduates of 

over 100 colleges and universities throughout the coun- 

And students now come from 42 states and 20 coun- 
tries, though most are from Alabama. 

Wright praised Baptist financial support for Sam- 
ford, which he said is more than most church-related 
colleges receive from their denominations. And the Bir- 
mingham business community and individuals have 
"responded generously" with private gifts to match 
funds provided by Baptist churches, he said. 

He credits his wife, the former Lolla Catherine Wur- 
tele, for being a "hardworking, involved helpmate" by 


assisting and supporting his efforts. 

In addition to his work at Samford, Wright serves on 
a number of boards of directors, including City Federal 
Savings and Loan Association and the Alabama Coun- 
cil on Economic Education. He was a member of the 
Alabama Ethics Commission for six years and its chair- 
man twice. 

He has received numerous honors, including election 
to the Alabama Academy of Honor in 1973, Birming- 
ham Citizen of the Year in 1975 and the Religious 
Heritage of America Award as Educator of the Year in 

Looking at Samford's future, Wright said "The big 
task ahead is to maintain the quality of the educational 
programs, to maintain and strengthen the quality of the 
faculty, and to maintain and strengthen ties with the 
Alabama Baptist constituency." 

By Jean Lufkin Bouler 
The Birmingham News 

Wright's Charge: Build Campus 

When Dr. Leslie S. Wright became president of 
Samford University — then Howard College — a quar- 
ter of a century ago, the Shades Valley campus was 
barely a year old. 

"We had seven buildings, not many trees, not many 
sidewalks, and a lot of mud," Dr. Wright recalled in 
early August. "There was a great deal to be done in the 
way of construction." 

The Board of Trustees which elected him president 
gave Wright a clearly-defined mission. 

"My only charge from the trustees was to build the 
campus, under their guidance and direction," he re- 
called. "That has been the consuming task during these 
25 years in which we have practically completed the 
original master plan for the campus." 

Dr. Wright retired to the post of chancellor on Au- 
gust 31, turning the reins over to his successor, Dr. 
Thomas E. Corts, who had served as president of Win- 
gate College in North Carolina for the past nine years. 

Wright leaves the legacy of a builder. 

The campus has grown to 27 academic buildings and 
seven auxiliary structures with a total investment of 
some $50 million and a net worth of twice that figure. 
Enrollment has advanced from 1,500 in the fall of 1958 
to 4, 100 last September. The faculty has grown from 65 
members 25 years ago to 291 today. The annual budget 
has increased from $1,255,000 in 1958 to $16,417,000 
this fall. 

Trees have reached maturity and grass has covered 
the sloping hillsides. Ankle-deep mud is no longer a 
rainy day threat. 

Looking back over the years, Dr. Wright described 
Samford's progress as matter of "measured growth." 

"We have not tried to expand rapidly, but only as 
rapidly as we could provide high calibre programs, fa- 
cilities, and qualified faculty members in new academic 
areas," he said. 

Similarly, the building of campus structures followed 
no predetermined sequence, although the campus mas- 
ter plan designed during the early 1950s was followed 

"We did not have a numbered order of buildings that 
would be constructed in a certain order at the outset 
because we did not know how the needs would develop." 


Dr. Wright proud of campus, academic growth 

—Acquisition of the Cumberland School of Law 
from Cumberland University in 1961, uniting with 
Samford the traditions of one of the nation's oldest law 

-Elevation of Howard College to Samford Univer- 
sity in 1965. The school was named in honor of Frank 
Park Samford, the institution's greatest individual 
benefactor, and his family. 

Reinstitution of Master's degree programs in 

— Adoption of the 4-1-4 academic calendar in 1969, 
thus providing a January Term as a period for concen- 
trated study in one particular area. 

—Joining with Baptist Medical Centers to offer two- 
year and four-year baccalaureate nursing degrees 

through the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in 1973. 

-The continued growth of the academic program 

over the years. In 1958, only 21 majors were offered; 

today, Samford provides more than 50 courses of study. 

How does Dr. Wright think he will be remembered? 

"As a builder, I suppose. The campus is a sort of 
silent testimony to what we have tried to do. That was 
my charge from the trustees. Build the campus. Build 
the faculty. Build the academic program. Build the 
student body. Build our relationships with the State 
Baptist Convention. Build our relationships in the com- 

"I have made every effort possible to do all those 
things. I have not been completely successful in any of 
them, but I am proud of the progress we have made." 



William I. Byrd 
Boyd Christenberry 
Oscar A. Davis 
Austin Dean 
Dr. Joseph M. Dixon 

Garry Neil Drummond 

W.A. Ellis, Jr. 

Mark C. Espy 

John Eyster 

J. Hilliard Felton 

Board of 

John W. Gay 
H.H. Grooms 
Charles W. Gross 
Dr. Carey Gwin 
Robert B. Hall 

Frank Hardy 

Ben F. Harrison, Jr. 

James A. Head, Sr. 

Dan L. Hendley 

Mrs. Ralph Higginbotham 

A. Gerow Hodges 
J. Theodore Jackson 
Gilbert E. Johnston 
H. Grady Ketchum 
Robert E. Lee Key 



Harry E. Kirkley 
Robert E. Lambert, Jr. 
Mrs. Joseph A. Macon 
Wallace D. Malone, Jr. 
Albert Nettles 

Arthur Ray Pearman 
John C. Pittman 
Virgil Pittman 
Mrs. Clarence E. Rice 
Hollis Rice 

Moultrie Sessions 
William K. Stephenson 
James C. Stivender 
P. Joe Whitt 
Dr. George N. Wilson 

Ronald Akridge 

Jerry Aldridge 

Myralyn Allgood 

Latrell Anderson 

William Anderson 

Ann Armstrong 

Lew Arnold 

Timothy Banks 

Andrea Barclay 

Helen Barnwell 

James Beasley 

Ruth Beason 

Greg Berry 

George Blanks 
Stephen Bowden 
Martha Bowman 

Frannie Brazle 
Barbara Brice 

Virginia Bridges 

Roy Brigance 

Trudah Britton 

Margaret Brodnax 

Clifford Brown 

Jim Brown 

Mary Alice Brown 

Alice Bullington 

Barbara Bullock 

Timothy Burelle 



Georgia Burton 
Elizabeth Calhoun 
Frances Carter 
John Carter 
Ben Chastain 

Grace Christain 
Iris Christopher 
Laurel Clapp 
Charlotte Coleman 
Forrest Cook 

Maria Corts 
Thomas Corts 
Skip Coulter 
Martha Cox 
George Crocker 

Charles Crouch 
Shirley Crumpton 
Vickie Cunningham 
Roy Davis 
Joseph Dean 

Diana Doughton 
David Downing 
Donna Dunaway 
Bern Duncan 
Kava East 

Sara Eddings 
B.S. Ellis 
Diane Ellis 
Karen Ford 
Leigh Foster 



Donald Freeman 

Candi Gann 

A.L. Garner 

Johnie Garner 

Norma Garner 

William Geer 

Thelma Gilchrist 

Jimmie Grady 

Philip Gray 

Patty Hammac 

Diann Harbin 

Carol Harrelsom 

Herman Harris 

Anne Hartline 

Irva Haywood 

L.S. Hazelgrove 

Martha Hearn 

Tim Hebson 

Joan Heilman 

Charles Henry 

Samuel Heny 

Lillian Hilburn 

James Hipp 

Irene Hoffman 

Yolanda Hogeland 

First, say to yourself what you would be; 
and then do what you have to do. 

— Epictus 


Sylvia Hollow ell 
Emma House 
Frank House 
W. Mike Howell 
Mary Hudson 

Allison Hurst 
Shirley Hutchens 
Rebecca Hutto 
Celia Ingle 
Juanita Ive> 

George Jackson 
Charlotte Jones 
Joyce Jones 
Linda Jones 
James Kelley 

Gene Kelser 
Lee Ketcham 
Odessa Killings 
Raymond King 
Karin Kipi 

Steve Knight 
Bruce Kocour 
Martin Lambert 
Janice Lasseter 
Carter Law 

Rex Levoj 

Loretta Littlejohn 
Sue Lindse) 
Laurence Lrott 
W Mabn I unccford 



Sandra Luster 

Kim Mangham 

Sara Mann 

Edward Martin 

Ruby May 

John McCaster 

Gretchin McDaniel 

Madford McWaters 

Doris Miller 

Samuel Mitchell 

Linda Mock 

Robin Moore 

Barbara Morrey 

Irene Morisette 

Perry Morton 

Verlyn Myrick 

Barbara Olson 

Eric Olson 

Lloyd Orr 

Frances Owens 

Gladys Owens 

Roger Parker 

W.D. Peeples 

Leland Plowman 

Martha Quinn 

Joyce Radar 

Katherine Randol 

John Ray 

Marlene Reed 

Darlene Renfore 



Bobbie R ice- 
Randal Richardson 
Jewell Riffe 
Demetrix Rudolf 
Margaret Rush 

Ruby Shcpard 
Betty Shepherd 
Jeanne Shepherd 
Neil Shepherd 
Dorothy Smith 

Edre Smith 
Jo Smith 
Tulu Smith 
John Sowell 
Camille Stern 

Alice Stevens 
Metta Street 
Stanley Susina 
Cathy Tanner 
Carol Taylor 

Janice Teal 
Jimmie Thomas 
Edward Tibbs 
Travis Tindal 
Robert Tingle 

C\nthia Trader 
George Traylor 
V\ i told Turkiewic/ 
Hilda VanLanding 
Kcnnth VanSise 


Phyllis Vaughn 
Linda Walker 
Terrie Walker 
Kathy Watson 

Elizabeth Wells 

Joy Whatley 

Annie Wheeler 

Carl Whirley 

Betty White 

Judith White 

Louise White 
Michael White 

Nancy Whitt 
Lonnie Wiggins 
Leola Williams 

Linda Williams 

Sue Williams 

Timothy Williams 

Donald Wilson 

Eita Wilson 

Mary Wimberley 

John Wintter 

Carolyn Withrow 

Greg Womble 

Olivia Wood 

Charles Workman 
Elizabeth Young 


Dr. Teal Receives Buchanon Award 

Dr. Janice Teal, the recipient of the John Buchanon Award for excellent teaching in the 
classroom is the head of the Psychology Department of Samford's School of Education. She is ac- 
tive on several committees and somehow even finds time to chairperson some of them. 

When asked why she chose psychology for her profession, she tells her story with a grin on her 
face. And any student who has been under her instruction knows why. Her first love was Biology. 
But lo and behold our zealous Dr. Teal, then a determined Biology major found to her dismay she 
was allergic to formaldehyde! So being the situation, as Dr. Teal puts it, "I chose the closest thing 
to it" when she refers to her choice of Experimental Psychology, specifically, physiological 

Being updated on new 
studies and research is im- 
portant to Dr. Teal. One rea- 
son she is so dedicated to 
maintaining current data is 
to best benefit her students, 
the other is due to her long- 
ing to someday get back into 
research. She would also like 
to have a publication or two 
to brag about. 

Dr. Teal responded that 
getting the Buchanon Award 
meant a lot to her. She at- 
tributed her success to the 
fact that she is straight-for- 
ward with her students and 
they therefore understand 
her, and respect her. Dr. 
Teal added that she is re- 
warded by knowing that she 
has been a part of a student 
furthering his/her educa- 

Dr. Teal is truly what 
"academic excellence in a 
christian environment" is all 


Richard Abel 

Tricia Agee 

Bedriyvah Ali-Jordan 

Robin Alverson 

Cynthia Anderson 

Lewis Banks 

Donna Barnes 

Jim Barnette 

Debra Baughman 

Alisa Berry 

Anita Bice 

Sally Blass 

Marcus Bodenhausen 

John Bowers 

Julia Bowsher 

Gary Boyd 

Lahetta Boyd 

John Brock 

Janice Brooks 

Gena Brown 

Stephanie Brown 

Denise Bruton 

Julie Bryan 

Natalie Buckley 

Lydia Burdette 

William Brent Bush 

Deborah Butler 

Janice Butts 

Tracy Campbell 

Laura Canant 

Linda Capps 

Noah Carroll 

Kathy Carver 

Paula Champion 

Kay Chasteen 

Mike Chatham 

Gary Clifton 

Tim Coalson 

Lawrence Cole 

Kathryn Coley 

Charles Collins 

Charlotte Conner 

Mary Carol Cotton 

Dale Maria Cowart 

Gary Crowe 

Sandy Crutcher 

OF '83 

34/SENIORS OF '83 

Clay Curtis 

(aria Davis 
Melanie Debusman 
Bill Decker 
Sand> Dillard 
Su/anne Dolson 

Perry Draughon 
John Duffey 
David Dunn 
Cynthia Dwiggins 
Jennel Eisemann 
Celeste Ellerise 

Denise Ellison 
Sabra Endu 
Mathew English 
Pam Erwin 
Auson Estes 
Karen Estes 

Michelle Farley 
Daniel Fadina 
Cynthia Faulker 
Wade Ficken 
Angela Foster 
Davie Franklin 

Penney Frazee 
Todd Fredella 
Ed Freeman 
Karen Goodwin 
Jeff Griffis 
Donna Hall 

Lorri Hall 
Leslie Hancock 
Betsy Haney 
Sally Haney 
Mary Hardy 
Tom Harness 

Curry Harris 
Scott Hayter 
Lori Helton 
Kitty Henry 
John Herring 
Holly Hickman 

Bryan Hicks 
Bruce Hill 
Catherine Hill 
Roger Hill 
Dennis Hoffman 
Don Hoffman 

SENIORS OF '83/35 

Lance Hogan 
Barny Holland 

Timothy Howard 
Cheryl Hudson 
Robert Hudson 

Frederick Hughes 

Lynn Hughston 

Wilma Hull 

Connie Hurston 

Karen Hyatt 

Howard Hyche 

Thomas Imahiyerobo 

Wessie Ivory 

Ellen Johnson 

Kadar Jones 

Karen Jones 

Sabrina Jones 

Suzanne Jordan 

Melanie Judge 

Mary Kahler 

Emily Kelley 

Kimberley Kensinger 

Roger Kinard 

Natalie Knight 

Mark Ladd 

Sheryl Lanier 

Gene Lankford 

Ann Lawrence 

Scott Ledbetter 

Sue Lee 

Henry Lewis 

Lauren Link 

Laura Lipsey 

Melton Little 

Lisa Littlejohn 

Dalton Livingston 

Linda Lloyd 

Susan Lyle 

Lisa Marks 

Lue Beth Martin 

Melissa Martin 

Barbara McCrary 

John Scott McCullough 

Keith McLeod 

Susan Miller 

Beverly Mims 

Bob Moon 

Debbie Moore 



36/SENIORS OF '83 


Britt Morris 
Susan Moselej 
Kns Neat 

Mark Nicholson 
Joan Nolan 
James Norman 

Mary Anne Norris 
Dewayne Oden 
Andrea Olives 
Rckha Onteddu 
Steve Overcash 
Mary Ellen Plamer 

Bharat Patel 
Harshad Patel 
DeAnnc Payne 
Libby Pearson 
Richard Pinkley 
Robert Poole 

Tami Poolnott 
Gina Powell 
Leslie Powers 
Doug Prentice 
Dwight Prince 
Rav Ralev 

Elizabeth Ramsey 
Lea Ann Randal 
Robert Reed 
Alf Rhea 

Steven Richardson 
Cynthia Riley 

Darrell Roberson 
Lloyd Tate Rogers 
Belinda Rolfe 
Glenda Rotenberrv 
Julie Rousseau 
Sarah Ruddick 

Laura Russell 
Sara Sanders 
Jane Scruggs 
Mike Seals 
Robyn Searcy 
Kim Seehorn 

The world stands aside to let anyone pass 
who knows where he's going. 
— Jordan 

SENIORS OF '83/37 

Susan Shivers 

Salam Shorrosh 

George Simmons 

Gil Simmons 

McKinney Simmons 

Jo Sims 

Cindy Slate 

Donna Smith 

Hulanda Smith 

Larry Smith 

Russell Smith 

Tim Smith 

Sylvia Snider 

Edna Spiller 

Teresa Standifer 

Janet Stapp 

Glenn Stephens 

Joy Lynn Stephens 

Kathie Straub 

Dana Stroud 

David Sullivan 

Becky Summer 

Jerry Tapley 

Gary Thomas 

Phil Thomason 

Wendy Thomason 

Elizabeth Todd 

Linda Tribble 

Robin Trimble 

David Turbeville 

Mary Underwood 

David Vaillancourt 

Allen Veatch 

David Wagner 

Kathy Wagner 

Cindy Leigh Walding 

Carol Walker 
Wendelyn Waller 

Wendy Wasylik 
Anne Watson 
Julie Watters 

Claire Wentzell 

William Wentzell 

Mary West 

Kenneth White 

Stuart Wiggins 

Martha Wilhite 

Katy Williams 


Darryl Wilson 
Doug Wilson 
Samrm Wyatl 
Lin Woodard 

Beth Woods 
Melissa Woods 

Martin Ycagcr 
Susan Ycrby 
A II \ son Young 

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Ruby Adams 

Melissa Allen 

Ralph Andrews 

Lisa Avery 

Joyce Baker 

Melanie Bankston 

John Beck 

Cecilia Black 

Fran Blankenship 

Michael Bradford 

Peggy Bradford 

Charles Brannon 

Curtis Bridges 

Faulkner Brodnax 
Janice Brooks 

Lee Anne Carroll 
Timothy Chambless 
Jacquelyn Chancey 

Stanton Cheatham 

Mark Chilton 

Chris Clark 

Ed Cleveland 

Elizabeth Cole 

Stuart Condra 

Naji Constantine 

Susan Cornwell 

Carol Cotton 

Rachel Dansby 


of 84 


(aria Davis 
Ellen Denton 
Robert Diehl 
James Dixon 
David Dobbs 

Karla Dockery 
Lisa Dunn 
Sabra Endo 
Sadayuki Edno 
Lora Etheredge 

Glenda Finley 
Richard Forbes 
Jose Garay 
Roberto Giannetta 
Susan Goodrich 

Kenneth Greene 
Donna Hall 
Kathy Hammond 
Tom Hancock 
Richard Hawkins 

Robin Henderson 
Phillip Herring 
Carol Hester 
Keith Higginbotham 
Donna Hincs 

Donna Hix 
Cindy Hofer 
Jennifer Hornbuckle 
Tim Hoyle 
Robin Hurst 


Charles Joiner 

Jackie Joiner 

James Jordan 

Suzanne Jordan 

Mary Larkin 

Donna Lasseter 

Jeff Luke 

Bailey Marks 

Kenny Martin 

Beth Mayes 

Julia Martin 

Jay McCollum 

David McFerrin 

Jeff McGuffin 

Robin McKee 

Keith McLeod 

Mike Miller 

Susan Miller 

Terry Miller 

Robert Moore 

Pamela Morris 
Tim Morrison 

William Myers 
Mary Olive 

42/SENIORS OF '84 

Chris Ov 
Kevin Purla 
Tami Puulnott 
Kcllcs Phillips 
Scott Pearson 

Claudelte Pa\ne 
Jack Painter 
Mark Ray 
Kim Rcnz 
Richard Reynolds 

Jimmie Row 
Wayne Rogers 
Eleatha Ross 
Jeff Ross 
Makoto Saigusa 

Richard Sample 
Ruth Singleton 
Greg Slate 
Anita Smith 
Scott Smith 

Timothy Spear 
Dan Stallings 
Karen Stanley 
James Stevens 
Susie Stevens 

Craig Springfield 
Ida Swift 

William Thomas 
Joyce Thompson 
Frederick Thornhil 

SENIORS OF '84/43 

Sherwood Tidwell 

Judy Trotter 

Jon Varner 

Brett Vaughn 

Faith Watson 

Joey Watters 

Charlotte Wheeler 

Julie White 

Christy Wildes 

Jimmy Williams 

Beverly Wilson 

Alisa Wynens 

Vaughn Yeager 





One of Many Changes 

What do the horror classic "Dracula", jazz great Dave Brubeck, and the S.U. Basketball and 
Debate Teams have in common? They were all featured in special broadcasts by WVSU this year. 

Some of the most talked about changes at Samford this year were made at WVSU-FM, 
Samford's campus radio station. After receiving permission from the F.C.C. to boost the station's 
transmitting power from ten to one hundred twenty-five watts, Samford hired Greg Womblc. a 
Samford alumni who has worked in the radio communications field for several years, to coordi- 
nate the renovation of the old studios and the construction of a new transmitter. The station was to 
be overseen by Dean M.A. Cox, Mr. Womble, and an Advisory Board comprised of faculty, 
alumni, student leaders and experienced area broadcasters. As in the past, the students were to 
hold the positions that were in charge of running the station on a day to day basis; the idea being to 
give Samford students an opportunity to learn up-to-date broadcasting techniques and gain 
hands-on experience. The students are involved in everything from the duties of an announcer to 
writing, producing, and editing a show for airing. 

If you were to ask a Samford student how he thought the station had changed, he would 
probably say that the format had changed from Contemporary Christian to jazz. What most 
students don't know is that is only partly correct. Although WVSU's primary programming is 
jazz, the station does, in fact play classical, folk, sacred, and Contemporary Christian music as 
well. But don't get the idea that it's all music, there are also news, sports, public service, 
educational and children's programming as well as radio drama like Fibber McGee and Molly, X 
MINUS ONE, and offerings from the S.U. Drama Department. 

The station is not only a success on campus, but the quality programming this year has built 

WVSU, and Samford, a repu- 
tation in the Birmingham area 
that all of us can be proud of. 


Mark Adams 

Jeff Allison 

Laura Anderson 

Karen Atkins 

Beth Barbee 

Greg Bearden 

Monica Berry 

Al Bevill 

Suzy Bobbit 
James Bradford 

John Brooks 

Susan Browning 

Renae Bruner 

Franlynn Bugg 

Karen Bush 

Jim Carwile 

Chris Causey 

Barney Champion 

Ronald Collins 

Stephanie Cotton 

Christy Cox 

Patty Darnell 

Jimmie Davis 

Shannon Davis 
Annesly DeGaris 

Morris Driggers 
Barbara Emanuel 

Lauren Fordyce 




Sonrn Gessner 
'I ara ( i dwin 

Mart Gra\ 
Billic Groves 
Joy Hartlej 

Nancy Hartzell 
Bruce Home 
Kim House 
Richard Hughes 
David Jamieson 

Keith Johnson 
Andrea Jones 
Cyndi Jones 
Leighann Keesee 
Leslie Kimbrough 

Barry King 
Karin King 
Gregory Lyles 
Rusty Mandy 
Howard Marelis 

Kathy Mars 
Charlie Martin 
Lynne Miller 
Karen Moore 
Scott Mulcahy 

Josefina Munn 
Jo Munn 
Gregg Nicholson 
John Oliver 
Patrice Price 


Lisa Posey 

Victor Paschal 

Amy Pardue 

Lee Richey 

Jerry Robbins 

Wendy Runyan 

Bill Sellers 

Sandra Shirley 

Suzanne Stanfield 

Darryl Talley 

Jeff Terrell 

Vicki Tidmore 

Elizabeth Toole 

Eddie Vanderver 

Lavonda Vincent 

Alan Watson 

Janet Weeks 

David Yarbrough 

Matthew Yeager 

Steven Yeager 

Go as far as you can see. 

When you get there 

You will be able to 

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Donna Adcock 
Dawn Allen 
Philip Allen 

Leah Ashworth 

Jane Bagwell 

Kim Barringer 

Tom Belcher 

Jeffery Benefield 

Andrew Berry 

Mark Bowers 

Dee Branch 

Susan Brock 

Louellen Brown 

Alisha Bryans 

Lee Burchfield 

Barry Byram 

Cathy Chandler 

Deborah Chilton 

Fred Cook 

Carla Crowder 

Clayton Crowley 

James Darnell 

Laura Davidson 

Melodye Dawson 

Jennifer DeBrohun 

Erna Decker 

Jennifer Etheredge 

Kelly Flowers 


Tracj Fulmer 
Naj Gardner 

Beth Gaull 
Carol Gillespie 
Jill Goggans 

Frank Harris 
Robert Harris 
Kim Hatcher 
Rosemary Hatcher 
Laurie Henley 

Kim Hickman 
Paul Hollis 
Robin Hopper 
Patrick Horn 
Beth Howard 

William Howerton 
Samuel Huckaby 
Suzanne Johnson 
Alan Lancaster 
Kerry Leeper 

Kim Love 
David Mann 
Richard McAlister 
Lee Ann McAninch 
Dwavne Moore 

Alan Morris 
Phil Neal 
Bill New 
Kim Noland 
Rosalee Phillips 


Jeffrey Patterson 

Robbie Rager 

Mark Randall 

Greg Reid 

Scott Roman 

Ann Runyan 

Peggy Sanderford 

Allen Sanders 

Tami Sanders 

Kim Saxon 

John Scott 

Michael Shelby 

Ann Smith 

Ken Smith 

Sandra Smith 

Mark Snell 

Wong Ho Song 

Donna Sparks 

Scott Steelman 

Anna Story 

This one thing I do, forgetting 
and reaching forth unto 
I press toward the mark 


Ruthie Tanner 
Pam Thomaston 
Timothy Thompson 
Ginger Toxcj 
Charlotte Toya 

Melanie Turnure 
James Tyson 
Caroline Vieh 
Tracye Walker 
Jeol Wallace 

Anne Marie Watkins 
Kenneth Werk 
Brian White 
Becky Williams 
Carey Willis 

John Woods 
Tracy Worley 
Jonathan Yeager 
Paul Yeager 
Charles Ziglar 

those things which are behind, 
those things which are before, 

Phillipians 3:13 


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Phillip Allen 

Alisha Alligood 

Angela Arnold 

Paul Adcock 

Susan Aycock 

Elizabeth Bagwell 

Pam Beasley 

Laurell Bellenger 

Matt Bennett 

Sarah Bennett 

Lee Ann Blackmon 

Renee Blair 

Guy Boozer 

Bobby Bowden 

Vickie Bowman 

Janice Boyd 

Lori Bradford 

Sherry Brasfield 

Diana Brasher 

Debra Brock 

Cheryl Brown 

Rhonda Brown 

Susan Burrow 

Michelle Byars 
Desiree Cannon 

Dawn Cantrell 

James Carter 

Beth Chamblers 



Craig Chapin 
Gage Clevenger 
Virginia Cole 
Kelly Coleman 
Donna Collins 

David Compton 
Lisa Compton 
Jennifer Corts 
Danny Courson 
Leah Crane 

Kim Crawford 
Karen Crumpton 
Andrea Curlee 
Leigh Dabbs 
Greg Davis 

Karen Dement 
Tamara Denson 
Fran Drake 
Susie Duke 
Donny DuVall 

Obstacles cannot crush me 

Every obstacle yields to stern resolve 

He who is fixed to a star does not 

Change his mind. 

Da Vinci 


Gina Dykeman 

Kellye Elliott 

Gene Eudy 

Robert Evans 

Miriam Feasell 

Tim Forehand 

Robbie Fowler 

Judy Gasque 

Colleen Gaynor 

Leslie Gann 

Janet Gehys 

Laurie Geiger 

Jeff George 

Kenneth Gibbs 

Frances Gibson 

Susan Graves 

Shawn Harden 

Terry Hardy 

Mattilyn Harless 

Charles Hawkins 

Laura Hobdy 

Karen Hood 

Cameron Howell 

Todd Howell 

Donna Huff 

Landon Hundley 

Jan Irwin 

Vanessa James 

Beverly Jones 

Deneen Jones 


Steve Jordan 
Bill Keever 
Guy Kerb> 
Mar\ Ketchum 
Carolyn Kilgore 

Rhonda King 
Belinda Kircus 
Linda Kiscr 
Kevin Kran/Jein 
Bert Lindberg 

Allison Ludwig 
Linda Luke 
Pamela Mable 
John Marks 
Rodney Marshall 

Doug Mason 
Judy Mastin 
Linda Mathis 
Kevin McCarty 
Lori McDutchen 

Cynthia McKenzie 
Heidi McKinley 
Christie Meadows 
Merri Merett 
Lydia Mitchell 

T.R. Mitchell 
Penny Monaghan 
Teresa Morrison 
Mclinda Nelson 
Cindi O'Barr 


Calvin O'Dell 

Shannon Osteen 

Lisa Polk 

Gena Powell 

Phillip Plemons 

Robin Pendleton 
Shawn Pelham 

Stephen Peeples 
Peggy Pearson 

Melanie Payton 

Martha Payne 

Sharon Pate 

Cindy Padgett 

Sharon Randall 

Bill Rice 

Lana Riddle 

Stacy Roberts 

Robin Rosdick 

Jim Sanders 

Melanie Sharber 

Karen Shelton 
Andre Simmons 

Randy Sims 
Stacia Sinclair 


Laun Sition 
James Sledge 
Bonita Smith 
Michelc Smith 
Jason Spinks 

Sarah Standerfer 
Christy Stephens 
Sonya Stewart 
Kay Stoker 
Sandra Tate 

Ginger Taylor 
Kim Thornhill 
Karen Tidmore 
Cynthia Tidwell 
Travis Tindal 

Ronny Tricquet 
Terri Turrentine 
Gina Umfress 
Dawn Upchurch 
Jennifer Walker 

Keith Warden 
Tim Watkins 
Craig Webb 
Preston Weed 
Julie Werk 

Randy West 
Cheryl White 
Tommy Wilkinson 
Andrew Williams 
Barr\ Williams 





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Susan Barnes 

Molly Bennett 

Melinda Burton 

Bee Grover 

Debby Hoffman 

Susan Ludwig 

Leigh Martin 

Ellen Moore 

Pam Morris 

Mandi Quinn 

Meg Rhea 

Karen Rogers 

Eliane Spivey 

Suzanne Stigler 

Laura Bishop 

Lisa Bradfield 

Virginia Bryant 

Susan Chastian 

Amy Cundiff 

Robin Davenport 

Melissa Fancher 

Beth Fentress 

Lettye Gonzalez 

Lisa Gustafson 

Tracy Hannah 

Donna Hazard 


Elizabeth Henagan 
Cind) Herring 

Susan kelies 
Anna kendrick 
Stac> Lee 

Melissa Lewis 
Jan Macon 
Dayna Mann 
Julie Martin 
Lynn Matthews 

Laura McCullough 
Dawn Mulkey 
Gena Nixon 
Danna Penn 
Marsha Pritchett 

Barbara Reeves 
Sharon Sams 
Lana Sarrett 
Tammy Savage 
Jane Scates 

Norine Trad 
Vicki Vann 
Laurie Vines 
Lori Zceman 

Martha Anderson 
Jeanne Baker 
Dina Bassons 
Patricia Baugh 



Bliss Beasley 

Cathy Bell 

Charlotte Burns 

Connie Covington 

Priscilla Davics 

Sharon Donaldson 

Tara Dunn 

Lisa Garrard 

Lynn Hagel 

Grace Jaye 

Kathy Henry 

Laura Lyman 

Susan Medlin 

Pam Mizzell 

Dawn Moore 

Susan Myham 

Mary Beth Palmer 

Connie Patterson 

Krista Pelham 

Laurie Rader 

Julie Schonberg 

Kathryn Slaughter 

Laura Smith 

Pam Soloman 

Sherri Stephens 

Mary Tash 
Elizabeth Watson 

Terry Webster 
Crystal Willhoite 

Sherry Yancey 






Margaret Allen 
Rebecca Allen 
Solane Barllelt 

Leah Baugh 
( onnie Bod i ford 
Wanda Crane 
Lora Ground 
Lynn Hue) 

Cathy Little 
Jill McBrayer 
Karen McKinnon 
Linda McPhcrson 
Christa Osborne 

Donna Stazel 
Virginia Walheim 
Kevin Bussey 

Steve Canada 
Jerry Coleman 
Charles Conner 
David Ficken 
Wade Ficken 

Dan ( lass 
John Hughes 
Benjamin Jackson 
Scott Johnson 
Don Keller 

Charles Owens 

Greg Pierce 

John Reece 

Mark Sanders 

James Treadway 

James Warren 
Stanley Weir 
Kim Alewine 

Margaret Barker 

Ginger Brasher 

Linda Coleman 

Susan Corley 

Janice Cory 

Jacqueline Garner 

Rhonda Garrett 

Amy Graves 

J.L. Gregory 

Pam Helms 

Jana Hornberg 

Catherine Laurenzo 

Tricia Lindsay 

Carol Long 

Michelle McSpadden 

Angie Norwood 

Marquetta Owens 

Peaches Parker 

Jeanne Redman 

Donna Rush 


Jacqueline Shirers 
Kund\ Smith 
Susan Sutton 
Janice Thompson 
Pam Yasser 

Yvette White 
Diana Wood 
Billy Adcrholt 

Darrell Baker 
Steve Bentley 
Tolbert Davis 
John Franklin 
Tommy Fuller 

Ken Giles 
Bryan Gireham 
Brian Guffin 
Scott Guffin 
Barry Harwell 

Peter Rhea Jones 
Joseph Kirkland 
Barry Love 
Stuart Mallor\ 
Wayne Morris 

John Redding 
Joel Samuels 
David Sanford 
Tim Spurgeon 
Gary Thomas 



Doug Wilson 

Jim Barrington 

Jeff Beard 

David Benson 

Glenn Allen Bobo 

Tom Calvert 

Rickey Camp 

Lawrence Cole 

Karl Cook 

Steve Eaton 

Michael Gilbreath 

Jeff Filliam 

Doug Hall 

Ron Haskamp 

Steve Hayes 

Brian Hendrix 

Eric Hendrix 

Charles Hooper 

Martin Jernigan 

Joe Johnson 

Paul Johnson 

Brian Kelly 

John Lankford 

Greg Long 

Jeff Montgomery 

Doug Moore 

Chuck Proctor 

Alan Register 


Mark Waters 
Steve Webber 
Jack West 
Jesse Yarborough 

Stan Barry 
Tim Bethea 
Girod Cole 
Dennis Hoffman 

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Don Hoffman 
Laurie Armstrong 
Cindy Casaday 

Julie Clark 
Tami Crisp 
Lynn Dean 
Jill Earnest 
Laura Edwards 

Jane Gaither 
Stacy Gardner 
Christalee Geoghagan 
Melinda Gunn 
Debbie Hand 

Debbie Holcombe 
Allison Holleman 
Gracie Hudson 
Erica Hutson 
Mary Kelly 


Anne Kooijman 

Elaine Ladd 

Jordan Layne 

Mandy Markham 

Sharon Marshall 

Beth Massey 

Kay McCollum 

Mary McCutcheon 

Ann Carol McGaha 

Cindy Morris 

Lisa Myrick 

Amy Newman 

Kristin Phillips 

Mary Anne Roberts 

Lori Simmons 

Lisa Smitherman 

Michelle Spencer 

Sally Williams 

Jenny Wright 




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Athletics 85 

Bulldog Basketball rose to new heights in 1983-84. Samford's 23-8 record 
was their best ever at the Division I level and their first twenty-win season in 
over a decade. 

The Bulldogs finished runner-up in both the Trans-American Conference 
regular season race and the Conference Tournament. However, one of Sam- 
ford's biggest wins was over TAAC Champion Houston Baptist in Houston. 

The team's eight-game winning streak in mid-season was the talk of the town. 
Attendance and enthusiasm were at an all-time high. Samford had their biggest 
home crowd in recent memory when 2800 fans came out to cheer on the 
Bulldogs against Houston Baptist. 

Individually, the Dogs were lead by Craig Beard. The 6'6" junior guard lead 
the team in scoring and was voted Most Valuable Player of both the Missouri 
"Show-Me Classic" and the TAAC Tournament. 

Daryl Hagler and Bernie Matthews were the other two guards who played the 
most. Hagler lead the team in assists, while Matthews lead the entire conference 
in three-point shooting. John Morgan and Mike Powell also contributed off the 
bench at the guard spot. 

Down low, George Green, Ricky Moore, and Rob Drum were the starters. 
Each of these played well as did Todd Holt. The other three Bulldogs were Joe 
Bomba, Brian Lewis and Jerry Osinski. 

Overall, it was a super year for Samford Basketball. Coach Hanks was voted 
Trans-American Conference Coach of the Year and Craig Beard was named 
all-TAAC. Though we were all disappointed that the N.C.A.A. and N.I.T. 
passed us over, one gets the feeling that as far as Samford Basketball is con- 
cerned, the best is yet to come! — G. Peeples 

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Athletics 87 

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Athletics 89 

Ginger Brasher (Head), Traci Armstrong (Co-Head), Leah 
Ashworth, Karen Crumpton, Kristen Dinga, Belinda Kircus, 
Cindy O'Barr, Robin Pendleton, Julie Werk 

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The members of the Student Assoeiation 
serve as our student advoeates. They are re- 
sponsible for all campus activities sponsored 
b\ the S.A.C. Council. Also, the Senate, a 
branch of the Student Association, is respon- 
sible for working in areas such as meal system 
revision, parking problems, and so forth. 

Some of the positions in the Association are 
elected by a vote of the student body and the 
others are appointed positions. If interested in 
running for office, contact an officer for more 

Officers: President — Elaine Ladd; Vice- 
President Student Activities Council — Karen 
Rogers; Vice-President Senate — Mark Chil- 
ton; Secretary — Laura Edwards; Treasur- 
er Ron Collins; Publicity — Pam Morris 


Gamma Sigma Phi is a service sorority 
founded in the fall of 1983 by Peggy Sander- 
ford. Its members assist in campus projects 
and maintain as their central purpose the 
most high aspiration of service to others. 

The only requirements necessary for join- 
ing this organization are willingness and en- 
thusiasm for serving others. If interested, con- 
tact Peggy Sanderford. 

Officers: President Peggy Sanderford; 
First Vice-President Rhonda King; Second 
Vice-President Karen Hood; Secretary- 
Beth Chambers; Treasurer — Fran Drake; 
Historian Carol Soles; Chaplain Sharon 
Thompson; Rush/Social Chairman Tami 
Sanders; Parliamentarian Kim Thigpen 


Campus Baptist Young Women promotes 
missions and shares Christ through their 
work. They have meetings ever) two weeks in 
which they learn and share with each other, as 
well as spend time in prayer for missions and 
needs of specific people. They also participate 
in the Fall Carnival, have a convo program. 
and do mission-action with the Salvation 
Army Home and Cambodian refugees. 

If one has a desire to learn more about and 
support missions in Campus Baptist Voting 
Women, contact Jennifer Hornbuckle. 

Officers: President Janet Hale; Vice- 
President Jennifer Hornbuckle: Secretary- 
Treasurer Patty Darnell; Mission Study 
Chairman Leighann Keesee; Mission Sup- 
port Chairman Karin King; Mission Action 
Chairman — Lisa Dunn; Publicity Assis- 

tant — Jo Munn 


University Chorale is an ensemble require- 
ment for music majors and minors and is open 
to any student who wishes to take an hour of 
elective credit. They perform man) st\ les and 
varieties of music, usually centering around 
one or two art or history works. These are 
performed with an orchestra. 

If you wish to become a member of the 
University Chorale, contact Professor Timo- 
thy Banks. You must enroll for this group at 
registration for fall and spring semesters. 

Officers: President Mike Castle; Vice- 
President Amy Pardue: Secretary — T. 
Thomas: Treasurer Ray Rales: Social 
Chairman Melanie Bankston 




Hypatia, founded in 1924 by Dean Percy 
Pratt Burns, recognizes those outstanding 
girls in scholarship, character, leadership, and 
promise of future usefulness. It is an honorary 
organization and one must be chosen on the 
basis of the above credentials by the girls 
themselves. Hypatia participates in Miss 
Entre Nous. 

Officers: President — Susan Barnes; Vice- 
president Melinda Gunn; Secretary 
Elaine Spivey; Treasurer — Jane Gaither; 
Historian Becky England; Chaplain — Ka- 
ren King. 



Sigma Tau Delta is Samford's English fra- 
ternity founded in 1924 by Judson Q. Owen, 
Department Head of English at Dakota Wes- 
leyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. 
Its main purpose is to encourage the writing of 
and appreciation of literature. 

In the spring of 1983, the Zeta Theta chap- 
ter here at Samford, which was instituted in 
1959, hosted the Southern Regional Conven- 
tion at Samford. Other activities include en- 
couraging English and Journalism majors and 
minors by promoting attendance at literary 
and dramatic activities, and encouraging stu- 
dents to submit creative writing to "Pensez" 
and to "The Rectangle," the national Sigma 
Tau Delta literary magazine. 

The requirements for joining this organiza- 
tion include completing one's sophomore lit- 
erature courses, being an English, Journalism, or Communications major, minor, or "concentrator", and main- 
taining a 2.0 GPA in English courses and a "C" average overall. If interested, contact the faculty sponsor, Dr. 
Margaret Brodnax. 

Officers: President Christy Cox; Vice-president — Faulkner Brodnax; Secretary-Treasurer — Jane Gaither; 
Historian Melissa Allen. 



Pi Gamma Mu, founded in 1924 by the 
Deans of William and \lar\ and of South- 
western College, has as its main objective the 
improvement of scholarship in the social sci- 
ences and the fostering of cooperation among 
them. Our Alabama Gamma chapter was 
founded at Howard College in 1 928 and is one 
of the oldest academic honoraries at Samlord. 
Over 1000 members have been inducted since 
1928. For the past decade, this chapter has 
been rated in the top ten in the nation (over 
250 chapters active); this year they were in 
the top seven. The faculty sponsor. Dr. David 
M. Vess, is Chancellor of the Southeastern 
Region of Pi Gamma Mu. 

Some activities include the annual history 
alumni banquet, the annual Colonial Danes 
Day Program, periodic Pi Gamma Mu lec- 
tures, an annual Pi Gamma Mu banquet, and Pi Gamma Mu scholarships for graduate study period. 

To join, one must have completed at least 60 hours of which 20 must be in social science courses. Also, one must 
have a 2.0 grade-point average in all social science courses and no "F 1 ' grade in any one. If interested, contact any 
officer or Dr. David Vess, the faculty advisor. 

Officers: President — Debra Ann Hoffmann; Vice-President Mandi Quinn; Secretary — Leigh Ann Metzger; 
Treasurer — Dr. David M. Vess 


One wishing to be a part of this organization must be nominated by one of its 
members and then must qualify by meeting academic, leadership, service, and 
character requirements. Faculty and alumni are also initiated. 

Officers: President — Jay McCollum; Vice-President — Sharon Marshall; 
Secretary — Meg Rhea; Treasurer — Mark Chilton 

Omicron Delta Kappa is an honorary lead- 
ership fraternity founded on December 3, 
1914, at Washington and Lee University b) 
15 student and faculty leaders. They sponsor 
the establishment of a sophomore leadership 
honorary and freshman leadership scholar- 
ship. This organization will also serve as co- 
hosts for 1984 National Convention, as well 
as hosts and assistants at several university 

The main purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa 
is threefold: 

1 To recognize those who have attained 
a high standard of efficiency in collegiate 
activities and to inspire others to Strive 
for conspicuous attainments along simi- 
liar lines. 

2 To bring together the most represen- 
tative students in all phases of collegiate 
life and thus to create an organization 
which will help to mould the sentiment of 
the institution on questions and 
collegiate interest. 

3 To bring togethc members of the 
faculty and student 1 of the institu- 
tion on a basi lutual interest and 


Kappa Delta Epsilon was formed to pro- 
mote the eause of education by fostering a 
spirit oi' fellowship, high standards of scholas- 
tic attainment, and professional ideals among 
its members. Founded in 1933 on March 25 at 
the invitation of the Executive Council of 
Kappa Phi Kappa, the professional education 
fraternity. Kappa Delta Epsilon recognizes 
through membership outstanding students 
preparing to enter the teaching profession. As 
a professional organization, it is an active 
group in which students of serious purpose 
undertake projects of service to the campus 
and community. 

Meeting once a month, they either have a 
program concerning education or they work 
on a service project such as donating educa- 
tion books to the library, helping with the 

booth at the AEA convention, giving books to Cambodian refugee children, or organizing a program for the 
annual Education/Psychology Awards Banquet. 

To be a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon, one must be an undergraduate or graduate in Teacher Education, have 
at least 60 hours, and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. If interested, contact the advisor or any officer. 

Officers: President — Susan Goodrich; Vice-President in Charge of Programs — Hope Wade; Vice-President in 
Charge of Projects — Faith Williams-Watson; Secretary-Treasurer — Dina Bassous 


Phi Chi Theta is our women's business fra- 
ternity. Their main purpose is to promote the 
higher education and training of women in 

An active organization, Phi Chi Theta fre- 
quently hears speakers who inform them con- 
cerning the various aspects of business such as 
the stock market, women in the business 
world, and so forth, They also take trips to 
learn about their field, such as a recent trip to 
Atlanta to tour successful businesses. 

One need only to be a female business ma- 
jor to become a member of Phi Chi Theta. If 
interested, contact an officer or the faculty 
advisor, Mrs. May Gillam. 

Officers: President — Meg Rhea; Vice- 
President — Julie Reed; Treasurer — Clau- 
dette Payne; Secretary — Lynn Hagel 



\ The Physical Education Majors Club. 

which has been in existence for many years 
dating back to Howard College, is interested 
in awakening the desire in students lor a u ide 
and intelligent interest in the understanding 
of the profession of health, physical educa- 
tion, and recreation. It also provides an oppor- 
tunity for students to discuss special problems 
of significance to them and stresses profes- 

Some activities include working in conces- 
sions at basketball games and participating in 
the Fall Conference of the Alabama State 
Association for Health. Physical Education, 
Recreation, and Dance. This organization 
also sponsors CPR courses on campus during 
the school year. 

To join, one must have declared a major in 

physical education. If interested, contact the faculty advisor or any officer. 

Officers: President — Ron Courson; Vice-president — Beth Burton; Secretary — Liz Cole; Treasurer Millie 

Kay Wright. 


The Ministerial Association is a missions- 
minded organization whose purposes are to 
provide opportunities for fellowship and to 
challenge those entering a church-related vo- 
cation or those who are not sure but earnestly 
desire to serve the Lord. This desire to grow 
and serve God is the only requirement for 
becoming a member. 

This organization sponsors several activi- 
ties including an M.A. Fall Lectureship, 
M.A. Fall Retreat, H-Day Program, and 
spring break and end of school mission trips. 
They also participate in all intramural athlet- 
ics, Step-Sing, Homecoming. Miss Entrc 
Nous, and Fall Carnival, as well as supporting 
and promoting Summer Missions, journey- 
man and US-2'er programs. 

The Ministerial Association meets every 

Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Arena Theatre. If you are interested in joining, contact one of the officers or Dr. Sigurd 

Bryan in the Religion Department. 
Officers: President — Curtis Bridges; Vice-president — Rick Sample; H-Day Chairman Willy Rice 

er — Chris Perkins; Secretary — Deanne Sanchez: Social Chairman — Leighann Reese Music Dir Jimmy 

Jimmerson; Male Athletic Director — Richard Crane; Female Athletic Director — Miranda Kelle\ entar- 

ian — Mark Randall. 



Phi Kappa Phi fosters scholarship and recognizes students and faculty who distinguish themselves. Founded in 
1972 by Dr. Perry Morton, the organization sponsors two students each year during awards day as well as a 
national graduate fellowship nominee. 

Phi Kappa Phi's requirement is that one maintain high scholastic standing and accomplishment. They have an 
annual banquet in the spring when new members are initiated. If interested, contact Dr. T.E. Denton. 

Officers: President — Dr. T.E. Denton; President Elect. — Dr. Austin Dobbins; Secretary — Dr. Ellen McLaugh- 
lin: Treasurer — Dr. W.D. Geer; Public Relations — Dr. Margaret S. Douglass. 




BSU Choir is an extension of Campus Ministries whose purpose is to be a witness to the Lordship and 
Resurrection of Jesus Christ by singing His praises or by whatever means are available to the choir. Also, the spiri- 
tual growth of the choir members is fostered. 

Some activities include singing in churches in Birmingham and surrounding areas, a mini-tour in the spring, 
and a main tour the week after spring semester ends. 

Auditions for BSU choir are in September. Anyone interested should contact Campus Ministries. 

Officers: President — David Dobbs; First Vice-President — Karin King; Second Vice-President Tom Han- 
cock; Chaplain — Ben Styles; Treasurer — David Jamieson; Corresponding Secretan Becky England; Record- 
ing Secretary — Melody Carroll; Publicity Chairman — Claudia Wall; Social Chairman Robin Langner 




The Spanish Club, founded by Grace 
Weeks Marque/ at the Howard College cam- 
pus in 1955, promotes the appreciation of His- 
panic language and culture. 

This organization participates in many ac- 
tivities including BSU carnival, Step-Sing 
coke sales, weekly Spanish Bible study, "The 
Eason" calendar sales, and a Christmas sing- 
along. Also, they took part in the Rio Grande 
River Ministry (summer missions). Monthly 
programs on different aspects of Hispanic 
culture are offered. 

To be a member of the Spanish Club, one 
must have an interest in Spanish and be will- 
ing to participate in activities. If interested, 
contact Dr. Myralyn Allgood, Mrs. Charlotte 
Coleman, or any officer. 

Officers: President — Janet Hale; First Vice 
President — Donna Hix; Second Vice-President — Jacky Chancey; Secretary-Treasurer 
Chairman — Eddie Roberts, Cheryl Lane, Elaine Spivey 

Karin King; Social 


Sigma Delta Pi is an honorary society for 
accomplished Spanish students. Founded in 
1 9 1 9 at the University of California at Berke- 
ley, it provides free tutorial service to Sam- 
ford students. The Delta Mu chapter here at 
Samford was founded at Howard College on 
April 26, 1959, by Professor Grace Weeks 

The requirements are that one must com- 
plete at least one upper level Spanish course 
and maintain an overall "B" average. If inter- 
ested, contact Barry Love or the faculty advi- 

Officers: President — Barry Love; Vice- 
President — Donna Hix; Secretary-Treasur- 
er— Janet Hale 



Phi Eta Sigma, founded in 1924 at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois by Maria Leonard. Dean of 
Women, honors freshmen who make a 2.5 
GPA or better on the first semester's work or 
on the first year's cumulative work. 

Phi Eta Sigma sponsors an annual orienta- 
tion for freshmen at fall mid-term who made 
2.0 GPA or higher, and have an initiation 
twice yearly of freshmen who achieve the 2.5 
GPA. They also present senior certificates to 
members keeping a 2.5 GPA until the) gra- 
duate, present an annual book award at 
Awards Convocation to the member with the 
highest GPA upon graduation, and provide 
thirteen $3,000 scholarships which members 
may apply for the graduate study. 

If interested, contact Professor M. Brodnax 
in the English Department. 
Officers: President — Laura Edwards; Vice-president Ann Carol McGaha; Faculty Sponsor Dr. Margaret 


Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor societ) 
which recognizes those freshmen girls who 
obtain outstanding scholastic achievement. 
Founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois 
by Maria Leonard, this organization holds a 
joint orientation each fall with Phi Eta Sigma 
to appraise students of the requirements of the 
freshman honor societies. The) also initiate in 
the spring and in the fall. Certificates for sen- 
ior members maintaining a GPA of 2.5 are 
given along with an annual book award given 
to the senior with the highest GPA and thir- 
teen $3000.00 scholarships for graduate study 
presented on the national level. 

The requirements necessary to become a 
member are as follows: 2.5 GPA on one full 
curricular period or one full year on the fresh- 
men level. If interested, one should contact 

Dr. Margaret Brodnax, faculty sponsor. 

Officers: President — Laura Edwards; Vice-president Ann Carol McGaha; Faculty Sponsor Dr. Margaret 




"Pense/" (French for "you think") is Samford's literary magazine founded in 1963 upon the suggestion of Dr. 
Austin C. Dobbins and implemented by Dr. Charles Workman. "Pensez" was published semi-annually until 1968, 
after which it was published annually. "Pensez" has sponsored contests in each major category of submissions: po- 
et r\ . short story, essay, photography, and art. Also, this year they are extending their photography and art contest 
to include one for the cover design. 

The main purpose of "Pensez" is to promote and enhance creativity in the literary arts by stimulating 
constructive thought in college students and serving as an outlet for writing interests. 

One wishing to join the staff must have some background in the literary arts and have a suitable GPA therein. 
Past experience in business or on a newspaper, magazine, or yearbook staff is preferable but not mandatory. If in- 
terested, contact Dr. Charles Workman. 

Pensez is a variable outlet for creative writers and other artists and has much potential for growth. With an ex- 
panded budget and more student interest, they can make a significant contribution to American literature. 

Officers: Editor — Melissa Allen; Poetry Editor — Tracey Schloettlin; Business Manager — Donna Ford; 
Advisors — Dr. Charles Workman and Mr. Russell Donaldson. 

The following are the first place winners in Pensez's Short Story and Poetry contests: 


Unable to submit 

in silent resignation 
I rage against the dying 

of my dream. 
Hope is not enough; 

my faith is weakened, 
But Love remains. 
I recall Pyramus and Thisbe 
Separated also by a wall, 
But theirs had a chink, a crack, 

and mine wouldn't break. 
"Tis far better to have loved and lost 
Than never to have loved at all," 

so the saying goes, 
But unwilling to lose 

what I can grasp of a love 

so hopeless, so confined, 
I press myself against 

the glass 
As close as possible to 

my unattainable desire— 

my dream. 
The barrier can't take 

such determined assault. 
It melts slightly 

under the weight of my longing 

and despair — 
It shudders slightly, splinters, 

falls sparkling to the ground 

in a million tiny shards, 
Some embedded deeply in 

my heart 
Leaving their imprints: 

the slow-healing wounds, 

the scars of past and present pain, 

deeply felt 
and long remembered. 
Sometimes love is gentle; 
Sometimes . . . 
Sometimes love can hurt. 

Jo Munn 


"A Story of Love" 

Tommy was a good boy. He was about ten years old. 
Some days after school Tommy's mother would send 
him down to the store to pick up something for her. 
Usually eggs, or milk, or things like that. Tommy al- 
ways did as his mother said. He never kept the change 
for himself and he always hurried home to please his 

One Wednesday after school, Tommy's mother sent 
him to the store for a loaf of bread. Just as he had done 
many times before, Tommy hurried to the store and 
bought the bread his mother wanted. On his way back 
home Tommy saw an old woman sitting on a bench he 
had walked past so many times before. He quickly 
walked past the old woman, for Tommy did not want to 
be late with his mother's bread. 

The next week sometime, Monday or Tuesday, Tom- 
my was walking to the store to buy some eggs. As he 
walked past that familiar bench there sat the same old 
woman. As Tommy walked past her she said, "Hello 
son, how are you today?" Tommy, slightly startled by 
her question quickly blurted out "fine, thank-you" and 
walked on to the store to buy the eggs. 

As Tommy walked he was curious about the old 
woman. She was poorly dressed and carried a few bags 
with her. Tommy thought she was about seventy years 
old. But the thing which made Tommy remember her 
was her face. The old woman looked lonely to him, as if 
she had just cried. But she also looked as if she were 
happy. To Tommy, though, her eyes shone like stars in 
the dark sky. 

On the way back home Tommy carried the eggs very 
carefully so as not to break them, and as usual, all the 
change was secure inside his pants pocket. 

Tommy was approaching the old woman again. She 
smiled at him and he smiled back. When he reached the 
bench, Tommy, unlike himself, stopped and said "hi" to 
the old woman. She smiled at him and it seemed as if 
light shone from her eyes. "I'm Tommy, what's your 
name" Tommy asked the old woman. She said her 
name was Mabel. 

Ten minutes had past and Tommy needed to hurry 
home for he was already late. But he didn't want to say 
good-bye to Mabel just yet. She was a very kind old 
woman. She said her husband was dead. But she told 
Tommy about her little boy, who was grown up now. 

To Tommy, the old woman was so interesting. But he 
had to go. As he was walking away he said "good-bye", 
and she did too. Then Tommy felt into his pants pocket 
and pulled out a shiny new quarter. He handed it to her 
and quickly ran home. The old woman gently held the 
quarter and wiped a tear as she watched Tommy go on 
his way. 

Tommy's mother was worried and very upset when 
he showed up late. She sent him to his room, yet Tommy 
didn't mind. He only thought of the old woman and her 
shining face. Tommy liked the old woman, and he want- 
ed to see her tomorrow. 

Each and every da\ for the next feu weeks Tommy 
would go and see the old woman. He enjoyed being with 
her. She comforted him, made him laugh, told him 
stories, but most of all she cared for him. Her shining 
eyes told Tommy that she did care lor him. 

Often times Tomim would hold her hand and she 
would recite him poetry she had memorized many years 
ago. Before Tommy met the old woman he never had 
this much fun with anybod) else. Tommy loved the old 
woman and she loved him. But each day with the old 
woman had to come to an end. Tommy always politely 
said "good-bye". And as each day ended the old woman 
would hold in her hand that shiny new quarter which 
Tommy gave her. and she too would utter a soft "good- 
bye". Tommy hated to leave the old woman each time 
he was with her, but he looked forw ard to each new day 
he would spend with her. 

It was Thursday and Tommy rushed to see the old 
woman. However when he got to the bench she was not 
there. "Maybe she will be here soon," he thought, but 
after an hour patiently waiting, she still had not come. 

Brokenhearted Tommy walked home and went to 
bed early that night. He was sad but he hoped that the 
old woman would be there tomorrow. 

The next day came and the old woman was not there 
again. Days came and went, weeks began to pass too, 
and she had not come. Each night Tommy became more 
withdrawn and silent. He missed the old woman, but 
didn't know where to find her. 

Three weeks had past since Tommy had last seen the 
old woman, and he had lost almost all hope of seeing her 
again. The next day came and Tommy skipped school. 
He waited all day at the bench where he and the old 
woman used to sit together. She never came. 

Tommys' last hopes fell with the setting sun and he 
began to cry. He cried silently, but his tears were full, 
his heart was sad and he was lonely. But as he cried he 
saw a glimmer of light come from underneath the 
bench. It reminded him of the light that shone from the 
old woman's eyes. He looked closer and then he saw the 
source of the light. A shiny new quarter was underneath 
the bench where he used to sit with the old woman. 

Tommy picked up the quarter and dusted it off. As he 
looked at it he stopped crying and a smile came on his 
lace. The quarter reminded him of the old woman and 
the fun they had being together. He remembered how 
he used to hold her hand, and he remembered the poetr\ 
she said. He remembered her face, how the light shone 
from her eyes, he remembered her smile. He remem- 
bered everything. 

Tommy walked home that evening. He did not see the 
old woman that day. and he will never see her again. But 
Tommy has never spent that quarter he found. The 
quarter helps Tommy remember those happy days. The 
old woman will never sit at that bench again, but Tom- 
my remembers her and each day they spent together. 
He will always remember. Anonymous 


The dedication to our goals for the Entrc Nous really seemed to apply to 
the 19X4 edition. We set some high expectations for this annual at the 
beginning of the school year, knowing that we had a long way to go and a lot 
of work to do to make our dreams come true. We knew that we couldn't 
completely turn around the publication in only a few months after a ten year 
tradition of inadequate work but we wanted to get the Entre Nous started in 
the right direction to make it representative of Samford University. 

Production problems prevented the completion of Entre Nous 1983 so 
when it was determined that an attempt would be made to publish a 1984 
edition, it was decided that it would have to be large enough to cover many 
events from both the 1983 and 1984 school years. To accomplish this, the 
size of the publication was almost doubled from the traditional 144 pages, to 
a si/e that was comparable to many other small universities across the 
United States. The decision to include twenty-nine pages of color instead of 
Samford's traditional eight was made in an effort to increase the visual 
appeal of the annual. 

Along with the innovations of the new Entre Nous, some of the problems 
of the past have crept in. Because of lack of and mis-communication many of 
the University Sports could not be included and for that we sincerely apolo- 
gize. Another fault of the book is the lack of several of the Organizations 
pictures. Due to photography problems, many of these could not be included. 
There are other shortcomings of this edition but these two are the most 

Losses for the year include: one publisher; two Business Managers; two 
Student Life Editors; two Organizations Editors; one Honors Editor; seven 
Photographers; two Typists; nine bottles of Liquid Paper; five typewriter 
ribbons; one typewriter; three staff rooms; one office; one Student Affairs 
Advisor; twelve grease pencils; fifteen ballpoint pens; countless pizzas, bot- 
tles of Coke, hours of sleep; and the sanity of the staff. 

Traditionally, the Editor of a publication is allowed a few lines to throw in 
some comments about all of the work and time needed to put together an 
annual and to give some special thanks to friends and to others that were 
especially helpful with the publication. Well, I only want to carry on half of 
that tradition: if you have never been involved with the staff of an annual, 
there is really no way that a few words could convey how much time and 
effort are really necessary to put together a book covering the activities of the 
year so I am not going to attempt it. But, I do think it is necessary to offer a 
few words of thanks to those involved in the publication of Entre Nous 1 984. 

Mo. Monique. Monica and Mobear — after a year of wasted work I'm very 
thankful that you decided to do it all over again. I couldn't have made it 
without you. Love you. Miss you. 

Beth — sorry you couldn't stay 'til the end but I'm glad that you got Life 
(this one and yours) off in the right direction. Congratulations and good 
luck. When's the next beach trip? Life is a big dog. Pappa S. 

Mien Big Brother and friend, you're the best. 

Marg — Cous, you were really someone to count on, especially at the last 
minute. Thanks so much for everything. 

Cindy — Good luck next year. I know you'll be super and so will the '85. 

Henle — Thank you for the background and support, it really paid off. 

Dave — You were there from the beginning. Thanks for staying with it and 
doing more than your share. 

Misha — You are SUPER! I'm so thankful that you were always so calm 
and you did whatever needed to be done while everyone else was in a panic. 

Leah -You're great to compare troubles with. I'll listen any time. 

Mike — Your beginning really helped pull this one through. Sorry it didn't 
work out earlier but now I can understand. 

K.D. You are the greatest. Thank you for your constant support. 

Lauri — You really came through with all of your hard work. God's gonna 
do a lot with you. 

Terry — Couldn't have done it without you (especially the last 180 pages 
or so). Thanks isn't enough to say. 

To everyone on the staff- there isn't enough space to tell you how much I 
appreciate your work. Thank \ou all. 

I ntre Nous 






































linda Mcpherson 










SAMUEL J. Ml 11 




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A new logo . . . 

Samford m University 

. . . and how it was created 

ASSIGNMENT: Design a new logo for Samford 

This was the charge placed with Leo Wright, art 
director of Luckie and Forney Advertising, last year. 
The new design would replace a logo in use since 
Samford attained university status in 1964, one 
which featured the University seal and Old English 

"Dr. Thomas Corts, the new president, asked us to 
develop a log which would have a contemporary, 
modern look at the same time taking into consider- 
ation the traditional values of the University and the 
architecture of the campus," Wright recalled. 

"He also was thinking in terms of world awareness, 
of Samford being a world-conscious place." 

With these guidelines, Wright began the creative 
process. The first designs featured spherical, map- 
like elements. The idea then evolved into designs us- 
ing the letter "S" in various circular configurations, 
conveying the global theme. Later, more traditional 
designs were introduced using the "O" in Samford as 
a vehicle to communicate the school's commitment to 
world involvement. 

"Many type faces were considered before the right 
one was found," said Wright. "The use of all capital 
letters was ruled out in favor of upper and lower case, 
which offered greater readability. Because of the 
similarity between the names Samford and Stanford, 
we needed to make the individual letters easily recog- 


The artists settled on a type face called Baker Sig- 

"It has a nice, rounded look," Wright said. "It is 
formal, but modern. I think it is expressive of Sam- 

Deciding on the logo design took longer. Dozens of 
ideas were considered, then rejected. Finally, it was 
decided that the bell tower housing the Rushton Me- 
morial Carillon atop Harwell G. Davis Library was 
the single most identifying visual symbol of the Uni- 

"We went to the tower rather late in the game," 
Wright said. "It is not unusual in the creative process 
to go through numerous ideas before finding the per- 
fect one. A logo says something when people look at 
it. You want to make sure you're saying what you 
want to say." 

The tower idea itself went through numerous 
stages, as the Georgian Colonial architecture of the 
belfry was stylized to its basic elements. Then, the 
tower symbol was paired with the Baker Signet type- 
face, and the design came together. 

The finished concept — in which the round corners 
of the tower design repeat the rounded letters of the 
type was introduced last fall. Today, the design is in 
wide use on Samford letterhead and in University 
advertising and publications. 

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114 Student Life 




Early versions of Samford's new logo sought to convey the school's commitment to world 
involvement. Later, the bell tower was chosen because it was considered the single most 
identifying symbol of the campus. 

Studcni Life 115 



student Life 

a goal attained. 

Student Life 1 17 


New Beginnings 

Having fun at college does not include toting fifty pounds of luggage down to "C" 
Dorm. Everyone is laughing at the freshman with clothes hanging out of five suit- 
cases. With boxes slacked everywhere, excitement soars over getting to decorate new 
rooms with posters bought the day before. The life of a freshman is great because of 
the pity received from upperclassmen when doing something embarrassing — drop- 
ping a tray, signing up for advanced weightlifting, or asking directions to the Beeson 
Student Center. Anticipation arises of meeting roommates and having the first 
college romance, sometimes worrying that the first college romance will not be until 
the senior year. Guys think they have college life packed until they attempt to wash 
their new red polo with their new white pants. Yes, the journey of a freshman is slow 
to start, but soon the excitement of college life picks up and things begin to look good. 

Also encountered in the life 
o( a freshman is the thrill of 
staying up all night to study for 
a test, for the first time. Hiding 
out in the IHOP, drinking fif- 
teen cups of coffee, and using 
toothpicks as eyelid openers are 
all part of fun and fellowship 
during finals week. Adjusting to 
college life is not an easy job for 
freshmen, but it is one that 
brings a feeling of accomplish- 
ment and satisfaction in their : 


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f «v*i 

1. Upon first arriving, students often think their room is just a 
closet with two beds! 3. Sammy Brassell finds that an elevator 
brings the ups and downs of studying. 4. Students try to adjust to 
living away from home. 5. Pride is: finally getting moved in. 6. 
Alisa Wynens seems to be soaking it all in. 7. John Landers 
experiences his first all-nighter here at Samford. 8. Many stu- 
dents find it hard to adjust to life in the dorm. 9. Su/anne Stan- 
field studys to show herself approved. 10. Some students find that 
a cluttered room is a cozy room. 1 1 . Curtis Bridges rocks the night 
away while studying. 

Student life 1 19 



Many modifications were made at Samford University 
during the past summer. One of the more important 
changes took place in the Beeson cafeteria. Instead of 
being a social meeting place and paying for food after it 
was received, the procedure now forces the student to 
either show his identification card or pay three dollars 
before he receives his food. Also attracting lots of atten- 
tion in the cafeteria, is the new soft-serve ice cream ma- 
chine, which provides a delicious snack after meals. 

New SAC offices and a wide screen TV in the main 
lounge have been added to Beeson Student Center. "C" 
Dorm West has taken a few changes also. Instead of being 
a men's dorm, it is now a women's dorm to accomodate the 
rising ratio of women to men. Another big change on 
campus was the renovation of Harwell Goodwin Davis 
Library. A metal detector has been placed at the exit door 
which picks up any book that has not been checked out and 
a few that have been checked out! 

The procedure of registering for new classes has also 




been improved. The university's new 
computer system is set up in the main 
lounge at the beginning of each semester 
and it onh takes students a minimum 
amount of time to go through the pro- 

A new added feature to Samford Ac- 
tivities is "Coffee House." periodical!) 
sponsored by Student Activities Council. 
Entertainers such as Andy Andrews. 
Randy Overstreet. and Joy Williams 
have appeared to provide entertaining 




I nstead of the traditional "S-Day," 1 983 gave opportunity 
to pay special recognition to President Wright with "Leslie S. 
Wright Day." The excitement-packed event included mat- 
tress races, a greased pig chase, and even tricycle relays. 
Many enjoyable activities were planned which involved a 
great portion of Samford's students. As stated earlier, "Les- 
lie S. Wright Day" was in honor of Mr. Wright who had 
previously announced his resignation after years of diligently 
serving as president of Samford University. Even though the 
traditional "S-Day" will continue each year, "Leslie 
S.Wright Day" will always linger as a fun-filled day of life- 
long memories. 

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Vice-President George Bush March 7, 1984 

Congressman Henry Hyde, 
February 1984 

George Bush 


Cathy Bennett Sept. 1982 

Dwight Chapin Oct. 1982 

Lindy Boggs Oct. 1982 

Reuben Askew February 1984 

President Jimmy Carter 






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1. The pop singing and instrumen- 
talist group, Chicago, made a 
smashing hit at Samford Univcrsit) 
during 1 983. 2. Firefall also gave an 
enjoyable concert this year. 3. Get- 
ting a glimpse at the "men behind 
the scenes" show our stagecrew in 
action. 4. Bringing an enthusiastic 
crowd to their feet several times. 
Sandi Patti. along with the Bill 
Gaither Vocal Band, gave a concert 
long to be remembered. 5. An ener- 
gizing and reviving night was spent 
in '83 with the music of Amy Grant. 
6. Sounds of the Imperials over- 
whelmed the auditorium and the au- 
dience. Producing the best sound 
and lighting possible at Samford's 
concerts are technicians 7. Chris 
Clark and 8. Andy Ivey. 

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The Social Look 


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The Forte Of 



fel 2 

1. The vile looks of characters in the play "1984." 2. 
Cast and crew of George Orwell's " 1 984" became very 
clear in SU Theatre's production. 4. An exciting scene 
in the play THE BIRDS. 5. SU Theatre's 1984 pro- 
duction of THE BIRDS. 6. A scene from EAST 
LYNNE in 1983. 7. The flames and passion of EAST 
LYNNE. 8. ADAPTATIONS performed in 1983. 9. 
The 1983 Production of EAST LYNNE. 

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Through two years of extremely busy sched- 
ules, the School of Speech and Dramatic Arts has 
presented several outstanding performances. In 

1983, their main performances were EAST 
APTATIONS. This year students have been en- 
tertained with: OUR TOWN. THE BIRDS. 

1984, and H.M.S. PINAFORE. And although 
these plays provided laughter and entertainment, 
many views of reality were presented to enlighten 
the audience. 


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Where else can be found those brilliant Samford smiles? They 
brighten the darkest of days and provide excitment in any situa- 
tion. Rain or shine, few or many, you can always find a Samford 

Although spring and summer brighten those smiles, winter al- 
ways paints a beautiful picture across the mountainside with sight 
of the first snow. Blanketing the campus, the snow brings both 
peaceful feelings and exciting thoughts. Feelings of thankfulness 
and praise, and thoughts of canceled classes. Even though the fun 
does not last long, it provides a great break for Samford's hard- 
working students and faculty. 

Out of these hard-working students and faculty, twenty-eight 
representatives from Samford went as missionaries to Nigeria on a 
three-week mission trip during Jan-term. The missionaries, spon- 
sored by the Alabama-Nigeria Partnership, were the first Ameri- 
cans to be admitted into Nigeria after a military coup took place 
there. During their stay in Nigeria the missionaries worked at 
universities with students, helped in the hospital, and a few attend- 
ed a leper colony. A valuable lesson learned was the unselfishness 
of the Nigerian people. They offered everything they owned to our 
people and often went to great extent for their comfort. 

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To kick off Homecoming Week 84, SAC spon- 
sored two movies on Monday and Tuesday nights, 
"Pink Panther Strikes Again," and "Return of the 
Pink Panther." Thursday night involved dress re- 
hearsal for the six finalists of Step Sing preparing 
for attended "Landesburg Live" to see live comedi- 
an Steve Landesberg. After Landesburg, "Mexican 
Munchies" were served as refreshments. The five- 
kilometer Winter Classic run took place early Satur- 
day morning, along with organized teams of rac- 
quetball, tennis, and three-on-three basketball. 
Saturday also included open dorms all day so stu- 
dents could see how the "other-half lives." A "Then 
and Now" gallery was held with alumni and present 
students displaying their memories of Samford. 
Hypnotist Gil Eagles was featured Saturday at the 
Deli Delights lunch, while steak was the main course 
for dinner, much welcomed by students. At seven 
o'clock the curtains were raised along with the ex- 
citement of hundreds of people anticipating Sweep- 
stakes. And to close out the week, "Heart to Heart" 
played for a party at Vestavia Civic Center. 

I 16 Student Life 

Another big event was the selection 
of Miss Homecoming 1984 and her 
Court. They are as Follows: Miss 
Homecoming: Elizabeth Futrell. 
Court: Amy Pardue. Nancj Jen- 
nings, Jan Macon, and Sharon Mar- 

1. Miss Homecoming I l )s4 Elizabeth Fuirell. 2 Miss Home- 
coming 1983— Susan B.irncs »uh escorl President Corts A Miss 
Homecoming and her court. 

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N 84 

1. Phi Mus "Shine" their way to second place in 
Women's Division. 2. Delta Omicron opens the 
program with a salute to all the participating orga- 
nizations, entitled "Step Sing Is You." 3. Delta 
Zeta sings about "G.I. Jive." 

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4. Pi Kappa Alpha salutes The Police in their theme "Synch- 
ronicity." 5. Pi Kappa Phis are "Taking It to the Streets." 6. 
Phi Mu Alpha brings an exciting conclusion to Step Sing 
night with their theme "This Is It." 7. Sophomore Class en- 
gages in "An Age Old Classic: Battle of the Genders." 


Step Sing 1984 

The very thought of these two words brings 
memories of both good times and bad. Feel- 
ings of energy, fellowship, and exhaustion are 
also awakened. Although the program is com- 
pletely produced and directed by Samford stu- 
dents, many faculty, administration, and par- 
ents are included in the work and expense. 

The process of preparation for Step Sing 
night includes: waiting in line to sign up ideas, 
two-and-a-half weeks of stretching, bending, 
dancing and singing (while trying to avoid get- 
ting sick at the same time,) and hours of ner- 
vousness as the nights approach. The "mini- 
broadway show'* is a main event on Samford's 
campus that provides entertainment and fun 
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The Extravaganza Continues 

Sixteen organizations competed in 
1984's Step Sing show. Among other 
things, they were each judged on chore- 
ography, sharpness, sound quality, har- 
monization, lighting, costumes, and 
overall appearance. Each category was 
judged on a scale from one to ten (with 
ten being the highest.) And after two 
nights of judging, the six organizations 
with the highest scores went on to per- 
form in Sweepstakes, a week later. In 
Step Sing 84, every group had an im- 
pressive and enjoyable medley of songs 
to tie in their themes. As clearly seen by 
any spectator. Step Sing provides the 
most exciting event of the year in the 
lives of Sam ford students. 

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1. The Junior and Senior Classes take a "Summer 
Vacation." 2. Alpha Delta Pis just love "Dancing." 
3. Sigma Nus are "Sigs In The South Pacific." 4. 
Chi Omegas say "The Eyes Have It " 5. Sigma 
Chis salute the "Piano Man." 6. Zeta Tau Alpha 
dances to their theme of "Totally Hot." 7. Lambda 
Chi Alpha shows their sty lc in "Putting On The 
Ril/ " 8. Proud winners o( Sweepstakes S4 


\s a result of Step Sing '84, six organizations 
were chosen for sweepstakes. The winners were: 
( Men's Division) First Place: Sigma Chi; Second 
Place: Lambda Chi Alpha. (Mixed Division) 
First Place: Freshman Class; Second Place: Min- 
isterial Association. (Women's Division) First 
Place: Zeta Tau Alpha: Second Place: Phi Mu. 
For these six organizations, going to Sweepstakes 
1984 meant an extra week of exhausting prac- 
tices. While "Step Sing burnout" passed through 
each organization, the thrill of excitement and 
anticipation began to soar by the end of the week. 
The curtain opened and it was time for the top six 
winners to perform for the last time in 1984. Burt 

and Kurt, radio disc jockeys at WMJJ, were the 
masters of ceremony for the evening. As the last 
group ended their performance, electricity was 
flowing through the air. And the winner was: PHI 
MU! The Themes of Sweepstakes 1984 were: Phi 
Mu — Shine; Freshman Class — Traumas of Be- 
ing a Freshman; Lambda Chi Alpha — Putting on 
the Ritz; Ministerial Association — Soldiers of 
the Light; Sigma Chi — Piano Man (A Tribute to 
Billy Joel); and Zeta Tau Alpha — Totally Hot. 

1 . Sweepstakes Winners, Phi Mu. in the spotlight. 2. Phi Mus 
shine their way to the top. 3. Finalists of Step Sing anxiously 
await the judges decision. 4. The sharped dressed men of 
lambda Chi Alpha put on the ritz! 5. The sisters of Zeta Tau 
Alpha sizzle in their "Totally Hot" show 6. Burt and Kurt are 
the emcees for Sweepstakes '84. 7. The innocent men of Sig- 
ma Chi told us about it in their tribute to Billy Joel. 8. Gay 
Bowcn shows the pride of being #l!9. The Ministerial Associ- 
ation lets their light shine in their theme of "Soldiers Of the 
light" 10. The Freshman Class lells the traumas of being a 

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I. Lambda Chi Alpha sings their salute to "Sam- 
ford Girls." 2. Delta Omicron starts the evening off 
in "On With The Show." 1983 Sweepstakes Win- 
ners, 3. Alpha Delta Pis are "Spies In The Night." 
4. Pi Kappa Phi says, "You're The One That I 
Want." 5. The Ministerial Association rejoices in 
"The Spirit Of Freedom." 6. Pi Kappa Alpha por- 
trays the "Conflict In The Middle East." 7. Kappa 
Deltas salute the "College Champs." 8. Zeta Tau 
Alpha is "In Full Swing!" 9. Chi Omega says, just 
"Look At Me Now." 10. Senior Class salutes the 
"Senior Citizens." 1 1. Phi Mu says, "Let's Go To 
The Movies." 1 2. "When In Rome ..." act as the 
Sophomore Class of 1983. 13. The "Disasters" of 
the Junior Class. 14. "Colour My World," sings 
the freshman Class. 15. Phi Mu Alpha believes in 
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Miss Entre Nous 1984 

Ginger Toxey was named Miss Entre Nous 1984. She 
was sponsored by Samford band and sang "Because of 
Who You Are." 

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song. 
Psalms 149:1 

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I will sing. yes. I will sing praise to the Lord. 
Psalms 27:6 

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A gracious woman attains honor. Proverbs 

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Christy Wildes sponsored by Delta Omi- 
cron, sang "Love Is Where You Find It." Dee 
Branch, sponsored by Pi Kappa Phi, sang "1 
Still Believe In Me." Phi Mu sponsored 
Rhonda Garrett who performed a dance rou- 
tine to "Flashdance." Meg Rhea, sponsored 
by Sigma Nu, presented a monologue from 
"Plaza Suite." 

I will sing unto the Lord for He is highly 
exalted. Ex 15:1 

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Joy Williams sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi, 
played a piano composition by Bach. Dawn 
Moore sponsored by Delta Zeta, danced to 
"The Dream." Kelly Ohnich sponsored by 
Lambda Chi Alpha, sang "Music and the 
Mirror" and danced to "Far From Over." 

Praise Him with stringed instruments. 
Psalm 150:4 

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Kim Saxon was sponsored by University 
Chorale and sang "Forever" for her talent. 
Charlotte Walden who sang "Upon This 
Rock" was sponsored by Phi Mu. Gena Nixon 
played the piano and sang "Out Here On My 
Own." She was sponsored by Chi Omega. 

Let them praise His name with dancing. 
Psalm 150:4 

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Lettye Gonzalez, sponsored by Chi Omega, danced 
to "I et's Hear It for the Boy." Cindi Jones, sponsored 
b> the Cajorettes sang "Father's Eyes." Marsha Moon 
was sponsored by the German Club and sang "Maybe" 
from the musical Annie. Lydia Colston, sponsored by 
BSU Choir sang "Shall O Tell You What I Think" 
from The King and I. Sharon Marshall sang "Where Is 
Love?" from the musical Oliver. She was sponsored by 
Omicron Delta Kappa. Elaine Spivey performed a dra- 
matization of Annie Get Your Gun, Wizard of Oz, and 
Casey at the Bat. She was sponsored by Hypatia. 

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into danc- 
ing. Psalms 30:1 1 

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I shall sing of Tin strength: Yes I shall joyfully 

sing of Th) lovingkindnesv Psalms .^):16 

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Susan Barnes was chosen Miss Entre Nous for 1983. She is 
an outstanding beauty, scholar, and leader. She is a senior 
Earl) Childhood Education major and has a minor in music 
with emphasis on voice performance. 

Susan stays busy as Corresponding Secretary and Step 
Sing Director 1984 for Alpha Delta Pi, and as President of 
Hypatia. Other organizations she is involved in are Omicron 
Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Epsilon, and Pi Kappa Phi Little 
Sisters. She also serves as a Junior High Acteens leader at 
her church. 

When Susan took a look at Samford, she recognized many 
of its strong points. The teachers are superb, in her opinion, 
because they are very knowledgeable and also interested in 
the students' welfare. The Campus Ministries Program, Mu- 
sic school, and Greek system are assets to Samford that 
Susan appreciates. She also enjoys the beautiful, well-kept 
campus in which tradition has been preserved. 

After Susan graduates she plans to teach children aged 
somewhere between kindergarten and third grade. Later she 
wants to be a missionary teacher on the foreign mission field. 
Her high goals and aspirations help to make her the best 
person she can be. 

Julie Atwater's major is speech and dramatic arts, and she 
wants to enter the business world in the fields of public 
relations, sales representation, and advertising. She enjoys 
singing, painting, and embroidery, but most of her time and 
energy is devoted to acting. She was Best Actress in 1 982 and 
1983, a member of Alpha Psi Omega, and a little sister for 
Lambda Chi Alpha for three years. Julie served as a summer 
missionary to New York City this summer where she worked 
in churches. Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. She 
believes that Samford has provided her with an excellent 
education and has prepared her to live on her own. 

Kathy Carver was 1 982 Greek Goddess, Sigma Nu Pledge 
Class Sweetheart, President of Panhellenic, 
and a calendar girl for Pi Kappa Alpha. She 
enjoys outdoor sports and animals, and she 
believes that extracurricular activities help 
to make a student a better person. Kathy's 
major is human relations, and she plans to 
go into social work. She is also a sister of 
Phi Mu, a member of the Step Sing com- 
mittee, and a Pi Kappa Phi Little Sister. 

The Lord is my strength and 
song. And He has become my sal- 

Exodus 15:2 

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Elaine Spivey is a communications major who 
plans to go into either public relations or advertising. 
She is editor of the Crimson. Vice President of Al- 
pha Delta Pi, President of S.O.L.O., and a member 
of the Spanish Club. Her hob- 
bies are drama, dancing, and 
reading, and she feels that ac- 
tivities outside of the classroom 
can give one a broader outlook 
on life. She also believes that a 
personal relationship with 
Christ helps one to become a 
whole person. 

Pam Vasser is a Phi Mu in 
which she serves as assistant 
treasurer. She is also a member 
of the Student Nurses Associ- 
ation. She likes to swim, water 
ski, ride horses, and play tennis. 
Pam is a nursing major who 
hopes to go into anesthesia. She 
loves going to Samford because 
she believes this school has a 
good Christian background and 
offers a higher education than 
most colleges. A relationship 
with Jesus is important in 
Pam's life because of the sup- 
port she receives from it. 

I will give Thee 
thanks with all my 
heart; I will sing 
praises to Thee. 

Psalms 138:1 

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Mr. and Miss Samford for 1984 are Brian Guffin and 
Karen Rogers. 


li is sound wisdom to fear Thy Name. Mieah 6:9 

A wise man is strong and a man of knowledge 
increases power. Proverbs 24:5 


Take m\ instruction and not m\ silver, and Knowl- 
edge rather than choicest gold. Proverbs 8:10 



The Friendliest Female Teacher at Samford for 1984 is Dr. Betty Sue 
Shepherd. She is Associate Professor of Piano and has taught at Samford 
for twenty-seven years. She attended Judson College and then received 
her Master's degree from the University of Alabama. She also attended 
Juliard School of Music in New York and received an Honorary Doctor- 
ate Degree from Judson College in 1979. 

Dr. Shepherd is married to Dr. Neil Shepherd, Director of Alumni at 
Samford. She is a faculty sponsor for Hypatia and is church organist at 
Vestavia Hills Baptist Church. The fine young people and academic 
quality combined with a spiritual environment and a great faculty are 
what makes Samford special to her. She appreciates the students who 
selected her as Friendliest because this is the first year she has been 
chosen out of many years of being nominated. 

Mr. Billy J. Strickland, Office Manager and Instructor of Music, was 
chosen Friendliest Male Teacher at Samford. He has been teaching at 
Samford since 1 977 and has been in Birmingham since 1 97 1 . He is a true 
Bulldog, as he also graduated from S.U. in 1975 
with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. Then 
he received his Master's degree in Music in 1977 
from Samford. He appreciates the coordination ex- 
isting between having a beautiful place to study with 
enjoyable students and teachers. Mr. Strickland was 
humbled when he received this award. He feels it is 
not a goal you work to achieve, but something that 
you are surprised and pleased to be awarded. 

Mary Kelly, a Public Administration major, was 
selected Friendliest Female Student. She is a junior 
and is very involved at Samford. Her activities in- 
clude Social Chairman of Zeta Tau Alpha, Lambda 
Chi Alpha Little Sister, R.A., Phi Chi Theta, and 
Chairman of Student Center Board. Mary also re- 
ceived the Samford University Community Service 
Award this year. 

One of the reasons Mary enjoys Samford is that 
she has gotten to know so many people. She makes a 
real effort in her relationships with students because 
they selected her as Friendliest. She stated that she 
was honored to receive the award, and it was one of 
the highlights of her years at Samford. 

The Friendliest Male Student Award was given to 
Brian Guffin. He is a junior biology-pre-med major. 
Among the many organizations in which he is in- 

A friend loves at all times. 

Proverbs 17:17 

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volved arc Pi Kappa Phi, Student Senator for the Department of Arts 
and Sciences, Spanish Club, and Beta Beta Beta. He is also a Zeta Tau 
Alpha Man and is very involved as a member of First Baptist Church. 

Brian believes a strong point of Samford is the Christian community 
atmosphere. He especially appreciates the student-facult\ ratio and the 
personal interest the faculty takes in the students. 

Brian indicated he was very surprised that he received the award of 
Friendliest. He is very grateful to the students for such a great honor. His 
favorite verse is, "And we know that all things work together for good to 
them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." 
Romans 8:28 

There is a friend who sticks closer than 
a brother. 

Proverbs 18:24 

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Each year 
Samford holds a 
College Bowl in 
which different 
groups and or- 
compete. Ques- 
tions from all 
areas are asked 
and teams are 
given points for 
correctly answered items. 
This year's winner was the 
Independent Team which 
consisted of Buddy Sledge, 
Jim Ellis, Elizabeth Toole 
and Guy Boozer. 





By wisdom a house is built. And by understand- 
ing it is established. Proverbs 24:3 

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WHO'S WHO 1984 


DAVID McFERRIN was chosen 
this year to be a member of Who's 
Who Among American College and 
University Students. David is a Sen- 
ior this year and has been very in- 
volved in Act 8, the drama group 
sponsored by Campus Ministenes. 
BETH MAYS has a major in 
Mathematics and a minor in com- 
puter science. She is a Co-op student 
with South Central Bell and plans to 
continue her career in programming 
and work her way into management. 
Beth is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon 
Math Honor society and Phi Kappa 
Phi. Traveling, sewing and working 
with computers are a few of Beth's 
hobbies. She loves Samford and es- 
pecially likes the close relationships 
between students and teachers. 

DARLA DOCKERY, a graduat- 
ing senior, was also selected for 
Who's Who. 

sic education major with a concen- 
tration in voice and plans to go into a 
full-time Christian Ministry in music, preaching and 
evangelism. He loves to play tennis, sky-dive, scuba- 
dive, ski and run. He is a member of the BSU Choir 
and serves on Samford's revival teams. Tommy feels 
that extracurricular activities are fun, but should not 
take over one's responsibility. 

SUSAN BARNES, who plans to teach kindergar- 
ten through third grade, is currently a member of 
Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Epsilon and H>- 
patia. She was Miss Entre Nous and Homecoming 
Queen in 1983 as well as Miss Hoover Area, 1983 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning 
of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 


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which is a Miss Alabama Pageant Preliminary. 
With a music minor, Susan loves to sing and 
play the piano. She also enjoys tennis and rac- 
quetball. Currently, she is a member of Alpha 
Delta Pi Sorority, a Pi Kappa Phi little sister and 
leads an Acteens group at her church. Susan is a 
firm believer that Jesus Christ is all of her 
strength, and without Him, she could do noth- 

CHRIS OWENS is a member of Lambda 
Chi Alpha and had a starring role in this year's 
Samford University Theatre production of 
"H.M.S. Pinafore." 

CURTIS BRIDGES is a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi and is President of the Ministerial 
Association. With a Religion major, he plans to 
serve on the Foreign Mission field as a career 
missionary. Curtis enjoys meeting people, cook- 
ing, and fishing and feels that activities outside 


A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowl- 


of the classroom are very important. Before becoming presi- 
dent of the Ministerial Association he also served as H-Day 
chairman. Curtis believes that in order to be a well rounded 
person one must have a healthy mind, body and spirit. 

PETER RHEA JONES is a Psychology major and plans 
to go into management and personnel. He has received the 
Mary Elizabeth Forman Award in Psychology and was a 
Hanging of the Green Senior Honoree. Peter Rhea enjoys 
drawing and any kind of sports, but his favorite thing to do is 
"boogie". He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi, the German 
Club, Racquetball Club and the Soccer Team. Peter Rhea 
likes the potential of the people here at Samford University. 

STUART CONDRA enjoys playing golf, tennis, basket- 
ball, and softball, but his favorite hobby is barbershop quar- 
tet singing. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron 

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Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma and is currently on the Dean's 
List. Having a major in church music, Stuart plans to go into 
music ministry. He is also president of Phi Mu Alpha, direc- 
tor of the BSU Choir, and serves as a Student Association 
Senator. He feels that administration should be more sensi- 
tive to student opinions, but thinks that the atmosphere and 
perspective from which the information is taught makes 
Samford University unique. 

DEBBY HOFFMAN, a Senior from Miami, Florida, is in 
Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta 
Kappa, and Hypatia. Swimming, horseback riding, photog- 
raphy and cross-stitching are among her favorite hobbies 
when she is not busy with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Debby is 
a History/Pre-Law major and she plans to attend Law 
School at the University of Georgia. Debby believes that she 

has greatly benefited from her friendships with 
students and teachers here at Samford. 

KENNY MARTIN is a Senior, Religion ma- 
jor and plans to go to Seminar) after gradu- 
ation. He hopes to become a church pastor. He is 
involved in the Ministerial Association and Sig- 
ma Tau Delta. Kenny has been preaching since 
he was fifteen years old. He has preached in six 
different states. 

MARK CHILTON is a Business Manage- 
ment Major. He is a member of Alpha Kappa 
Psi and Vice-President of the Student Associ- 
ation. Mark is in the Omicron Delta Kappa 
Honor Society. He enjoys playing racquetball 
and extra-curricular activities. Mark feels that 
the personal attention payed to the students is a 
strong point of Samford University. 

ELAINE LADD is a Nursing student who 
has worked at various hospitals in the Birming- 
ham area. She is president of the Samford Stu- 
dent Association and is very involved in her so- 
rority, Zeta Tau Alpha. She is a member of 
Hypatia, Pi Gamma Mu and Omicron Delta 

friends as Jackie, enjoys dancing, swimming, 
and music. She is on the Dean's List, a Member 
of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, 
SOLO, Alpha Lambda Delta, and she has re- 
ceived the Vivian VanSise Award. Her major is 
Finance, and she plans to go into investments, 
banking, and financial analysis. Jackie is also on 
the Step Sing Committee, Scholarship Commit- 
tee, and is Vice-president of Phi Mu. She likes 
the Christian atmosphere, small classes and per- 
sonal relationships with professors here at Sam- 

DONNA HINES is an Early Childhood Edu- 
cation major and she plans to go to Seminary to 
get a master's Degree in Social Work. Donna is 
a member of four national Honor societies: Phi 
Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Lambda 

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask 
of God, who gives to all men generously and 
without reproach and it will be given to 
him. James 1:5 


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Delta and Pi Gamma Mu. She has been on the Dean's List evey 
semester while attending Samford. Angel Flight and the Associ- 
ation of Childhood Education are some more of Donna's many 
activities. Donna feels that one of the strong points of Samford is the 
faculty and she enjoys the smaller classes where students are more 
than just a number. 

RENAE BRUNER is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, on the 
Dean's List and has received the Vivian VanSise Award. A few of 
her hobbies include cooking, and reading, and she has a strong 
interest in music. Renae's major is Business with a concentrations in 
Accounting and Computer Science. She is involved in the Math 
Club, Phi Chi Theta, and the Ministerial Association. She believes 
that Christianity helps a person to strive for the best in life. 

RICHARD SAMPLE is a religion major and plans to go into 
Christian Missions. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and is cur- 
rently on the Dean's List. Richard is Vice-president of the Ministe- 
rial Association and a member of the B.S.U. Choir. He enjoys 
traveling, talking and meeting new people and feels that his friends 



Oh, the depth of the riches, both 
of the wisdom and the knowledge 
of God. How unsearchable are 
His judgements and unfathoma- 
ble His ways. Romans 1 1:33 

and extra-curricular activities have helped him to grow and mature. 
Richard believes that he has received a very good education at Sam- 
ford University and feels that his teachers contributed in many ways to 
his life. 

MELINDA GUNN is a Home Economics in Business major and 
plans to use it in foreign missions or denominational work. She enjoys 
cooking, sewing, waterskiing, racquetball and playing the piano, ac- 
cordion and flute. She was elected Miss Samford in 1983 and Greek 
Goddess in 1981. Melinda's activities and offices include vice-presi- 
dent of Zeta Tau Alpha, Vice-president of Hypatia, President of 
Kappa Omicron Phi, Co-head of the Genesis Project, Angel Flight 
Chaplain, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Arts and 
Sciences Senator and Campus Ministries activities. 

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JAY McCOLLUM has a major in biology and plans to go into 
medical missions. He is on the deans list, a member of Omicron 
Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Epsilon Delta. He is the 
leader of a discipleship group, Chief justice of the Student Govern- 
ment and on the student/faculty committee. Jay is youth director 
and pianist for his church. He believes that extracurricular activi- 
ties teach students things that cannot be learned in a classroom. 

BAILEY MARKS is a biology major and plans to be a mission- 
ary with Campus Crusade for Christ. He is a member of several 
honorary organizations and has been on the Dean's List. He is also a 
member of Pi Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity, in which he has held 
the offices of Treasurer, Pledge-Master and Pledge Class President. 
Some of Bailey's interess include photography and bicycling. Baile\ 
believes that the purpose of education is to train the mind. He says 
that we may forget many of the things we learn here at Samford but 
training of the mind is a tool that can never be lost. 

BARRY LOVE was also chosen for Who's Who. One of his 


honors while being here at Samford was being elected Mr. Samford 
for 1982-1983. 

FRAN BLANKENSHIP, a math major with minors in comput- 
er science and psychology, is now working as a computer control 
systems analyst in Kansas City. Fran was president of the math club 
and a member of Pi Mu Epsilon. She enjoys horses and has recently 
taken up an interest in photography. Fran, after attending another 
university, believes that Samford is the best University around. 

JULIE ATWATER is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and 
Hypatia. Her major is in speech and dramatic arts, and she plans to 
use her skills in a field such as public relations, sales representation 
or advertising. Julie likes to sing, act, paint and go to movies or 

For from Him and through Him 
and to Him are all things. To Him 
be the glory forever. Amen. 

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plays. She is a member of Alpha 
Psi Omega Drama Fraternity and 
she served on a Samford mission 
team in New York City last sum- 
mer. Julie loves Samford because 
of its Christian atmosphere and 
the Christian point-of-view of the 

ERICA HUTSON is a History 
and Psychology major. She has 
received the honors of being on 
the Dean's List and the National 
Dean's List. She plans to become 
a marriage and family therapist. 
She likes the closeness and friend- 
liness between students and facul- 
ty here at the University. 

JENNY WRIGHT is a mem- 
ber of Zeta Tau Alpha and the 
University Chorale. Having a de- 
gree in church music, she plans to 
pursue a career in public relations 
and management that relates to 
music. Jenny is also director of 
Koinonia and Zeta Tau Alpha's 
Step sing show. Her hobbies in- 
clude calligraphy, water skiing, 
and softball. Jenny likes attending Samford because 
of the many opportunities for leadership that it of- 

GREG ROGERS is a religion major and hopes to 
serve on the foreign mission field. He is on the soccer 
team and a member of Alpha Phi Omega and the 
Ministerial Association. Greg likes to juggle, play 
soccer and recently served as a summer missionary to 
Taiwan. He strongly believes that a personal rela- 
tionship with Christ can change one's life. 

MARK RAY also chosen to be among the mem- 
bers of Who's Who Among American College and 
University Students. 


Widsom strengthens a wise man. Ecclesiastes 


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The students se- 
lected by the 
student body of 
1983 to receive 
the honor of be- 
ing Mr. and 
Miss Samford 
for that year 
were Barry 
Love and Me- 
linda Gunn. 

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold. 
And to get understanding is to be chosen above 
silver. Proverbs 16:16 

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AWARDS 1984 

The Herman Ross Arnold Award was presented to 
Curtis Bridges because, in the opinion of the faculty 
and his classmates, he has best exemplified Christian 
humility and unselfish service, and has best applied 
to the improvement of the mind. 

Alisa Wynens was presented the Service Guild 
Award in recognition of her social service to Samford 

\\ isdom is belter than weapons of war. Ecclesi- 
asics 9:18 


The Hurry S. Truman Scholar- 
ship was presented by the Harry 
S. Truman Scholarship founda- 
tion to Sam Huckalby and Ann 

The Doctor Jean Mead Dunbar 
Award was presented to Ruth 
Singleton in 1984 for her service 
to Samford University as well as 
scholarship and school spirit. 

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desir- 
able things cannot compare with her. Proverbs 
8:1 I 


The Vernon G. Davidson Award for 1984 was pre- 
sented to Kenny Martin. 

Paula Graves had the honor of receiving the Joseph 
L. King English Award in 1984. 

How Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and 
the man who gains understanding. Proverbs 


The alumnae of Hypatia presented Susan Barnes 
with the Hypatia Cup in recognition of her character, 
scholarship, leadership, and promise of future useful- 

The Gail Hyle Memorial Award is presented an- 
nually to the young woman of the Senior class who 
best exemplifies the outstanding qualities of Chris- 
tian character, leadership, school spirit and service. 
Elaine Ladd was presented the award for 1984. 

For wisdom is protection just as mone\ is protec- 
tion. But the advantage o\' knowledge is that 
wisdom preserves the lives of its possessions. 1 c- 
clesiastes 7: 1 2 



Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for 
brothers to dwell together in unity. Psalms 1 33: 1 



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AWARDS 1983 

The Vernon G. Davidson Award for 1983 was present- 
ed to Gene L. Lankford. 

The Joseph L. King English Award was presented to 
Tracey Sehoettlin. 

The Talley-Windsor Award was presented to Richard 
Cato and Clifton Randolph Winslett in 1 983. This Award 
is made to two graduating students preparing for church 
related vocations. The award is based on performance and 
promise. The students are presented a citation and an 
International Dictionary Bible set for having shown initia- 
tive, compassion and involvement in a Southern Baptist 

The Gail Hyle Memorial Award is presented to the 
young woman of the Senior class who best exemplifies the 
outstanding qualities of Christian character, leadership, 
school spirit and service. In 1983, Jamae Katherine Henry 
was presented this award. 

The Alumnae of Hypatia presented Kimberly Carol 
Seehorn with the Hypatia Cup in recognition of her char- 
acter, scholarship, leadership and promise of future use- 

Linda Gay Trible was presented the Jean Mead Dunbar 
award in 1983 in recognition of her service to Samford 
University, scholarship and leadership. 

The Herman Ross Arnold Award was presented to 
Marta Gwen Whitaker because, in the opinion of the 
faculty and her classmates, she has been exemplified 
Christian humility and unselfish service, and has best ap- 
plied to the improvement of the mind. 

The service Guild award was presented to Janice Cores 
by the Service Guild of Samford University in recognition 
of her social service to the University. 



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The Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is one of 134 
national chapters. Alpha Delta Pi. founded on May 1 5, 
1851, boasts the Woodland violet as its flower, with the 
sorority colors being azure blue and white. Their phil- 
anthropy is support of the Ronald McDonald House. 
Kappa Chapter activities include the Professor Appre- 
ciation Reception, sponsoring the Greek Skate Party, 
and the Bandana Bash. Kappa chapter officers are: 

President Debby Hoffman. Executive Vice-Presi- 
dent Elaine Spivey. Pledge Education Vice-Presi- 
dent Pam Morris. Panhellenic — Leigh-Ann Metzger, 
Rush Chairman — Susie Marcus. Treasurer Tahnya 
Bell. Membership Chairman Brenda Manning 

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Founded nationally in 1895, and locally in 1963. the 
Zeta Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega is one of 175 Chi 
Omega chapters nationwide. Their flower is the white 
carnation, their colors are cardinal and straw, and in 
place of a national philanthrophy, each local chapter 
seeks the needs of its community. Chi Omega officers 
are as follow: 

President Amy Cundiff, Vice-President StaC) 
Lee, Treasurer — Kellie Gibson, Secretary — Stephanie 
Lacy, Pledge Trainer -Melissa Lewis. Personnel 
Vicki Goodlett. Panhellenic -Jan Macon 

Special Chi Omega functions include a Fall Formal 
and the Chi Omega Orange Crush Partj 

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Supporting the Gallandet College for the deaf and 
hearing impaired in Washington, D.C.. the reestab- 
lished Alpha Pi chapter of Delta Zeta is one of 161 
chapters nationwide. Locally, the chapter works with 
speech and hearing clinics. The Killarney Rose (pink) is 
the national flower giving them their colors of pink and 
green. Delta Zeta Officers include: 

President — Melody Francis, Vice-President 
(Rush)— Charlotte Burns, Vice-President (Social)— 
Martha Anderson, Corresponding Secretary Mary 
Tash, Recording Secretary Sherry Yancey. Treasur- 
er — Pam Soloman, Panhellenic — Krista Pelham and 
Connie Covington 


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The Delta Theta chapter of Kappa Delta was found- 
ed on October 23, 1897. The 143 national chapters 
share a philanthropy of supporting the Crippled Chil- 
dren's Hospital in Richmond. Virginia; their local phil- 
anthropy is the Red Cross. Their flower is the white 
rose, with their colors being olive green and pearl white. 
Activities unique to the Delta Theta chapter arc a 
White Rose Formal, and a Fall Tailgate Party . Kappa 
Delta officers include: 

President Mary Ann Hardenbergh 

Vice-President Donna Stazel 

Treasurer — Leah Baugh 

Assistant Treasurer — Amy Watts 

Secretary — Cathy Reeves 

Editor — Caroline Vaughn 

Rush Chairman — Belinda H >ks 

Greeks 189 



The Alpha Gamma Chapter of 
Phi Mu is one of over 120 national 
chapters. The local Alpha (lamina 
chapter woa founded in 1925. Phi 
Mu sponsors the male beaut) walk 
lo raise monej for local and national 
organizations. Locally the fraterni- 
t\ supports the Big Oak Boys 
Ranch. The officers o\' Phi Mu are: 

President Kand\ Smith. V ice 
President Jackie Garner, Record- 
ing Secretary Konna Krotzer, 
Corresponding Secretary Monica 
McDaniel, Treasurer Janice 
Cooney, Phi Director Merideth 
Manee, Panhellenic Kath) Carv- 
er, Membership Sandee Suddeth 

Phi Mu placed second in Football 
a\u\ had the second and third run- 
ners up in the MissENTRE NOl S 
Pagent. The) were second overall 
scholasticalh among sororities. 






192 Greeks 

Zeta Tau Alpha was founded on October 15. 1898, 
and Samford's Delta Psi chapter is one of 196 Zeta Tau 
Alpha chapters nationwide. Their flower is the white 
violet, and their colors arc turquoise blue and steel gray . 
Zeta Tau Alpha shares the common national philan- 
thropy of the National Association for Retarded Chil- 
dren. Zeta Tau Alpha officers are as follows: 

President— Elaine Ladd, Vice-President— Alison 
Hill, Pledge Trainer— Melinda Gunn. Treasurer 
Erica Hutson, Recording Secretary — Claudette Payne, 
Corresponding Secretary— Linda Cornelius. Histori- 
an Diane Harris, Rush Chairman — Nancy Jennings. 
Panhellenic— Lisa Myrick, Ritual Chairman Laura 

Special Zeta Tau Alpha functions include a Fall Par- 
ty, White Violet Formal, and S] f nng. 

Greeks 193 




The Theta Alpha Zeta chapter o( 
lambda Chi Alpha was founded 
September I, 1939. lambda Chi 
\lpha functions include the Semi- 
formal in November, and the formal 
held in Florida in the spring. Their 
colors are Green, gold, and purple. 
I he officers are as follows: 

High Alpha Don Gass, High 
Beta Scott McCollough, High 
Gamma David Ficken, High 
Ian \\ ade Ficken, High Phi 
Todd Atkinson. High Kappa 
Greg Wood. High Delta Phillip 
Johnson. High Epsilon Mark 
Sanders, High Rho Scott .lack- 
son. High Sigma Kirk Mardis, 
Chaplain Todd Morns 





Pi Kappa Alpha is another of the fra- 
ternities on the Samford campus. One of 
their functions is the Burning Down The 
I louse Part\. 

Pi Kappa Alpha has a formal each 









The Alpha tita Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi is one of 
over 100 chapters located nation wide. The local 
chapter was founded April 25. 1925. The colors of the 
local chapter are gold, white, and blue. Pi Kappa Phi 
officers are as follows: 

President Barr> Love, Vice-president Don 
Sharman, Treasurer Doug Wilson. Secretary 
Bill McCall, Warden Terr\ Dunagan. Historian 
Les linnis. Chaplain Bob MeNabb. Soeial Chair- 
man Lislie Spiller. IFC Bryan Givhan. 

Special functions of the Pi Kappa Phi include the 
Winter semi-formal the Star and Lamp and the Rose 
Ball, the spring formal. During rush the fratemit) 
hosts the Pla\bo\ Party. 




The newest national fraternity on campus is Sigma Chi. 
The Pi Colony received their charter in the spring of 1 984 
Sigma Chi placed first in the men's division of the Step 
Sing. The colors are Blue and old Gold. The flower is the 
White Rose. The officers of Sigma Chi are as follows: 

President John Lankford. Nice President Mike Gil- 
breath, Treasurer David Benson, Secret a r) Mark 
Waters. Pledge Warden Jim hubanks. Historian Ron 
llaskamp. Rush Chairman David Procter. Chaplain 
David McFerrin. 

Sigma Chi sponsors the annual Crawford Johnson 
Courtyard Party, and the Annual Sigma Chi M 




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The Iota chapter of Sigma Nu is a member of a 
network of 125 Sigma Nu chapters nationwide. The 
chapter was founded in October of 1879. Their colors 
are black, white, and gold and their emblem is the white 
rose. Sigma Nu officers are as follows: 

Commander John Stroud. Lieutenant Command- 
er — Mark Loy. Treasurer Mike Chatham. Record- 
er Mark Kelley, Chaplain Darrell Roberson. 
Pledge Trainer J. Kyle Irvin 

Unique Sigma Nu functions include a Casino Party, 
a Country Club Party and an October New Year's 

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'Where much is expected 
from an individual, he may 
rise to the level of events 
and make the dream come 

— Hubbard 

"Never look down to test 
the ground before taking 
your next step: only he who 
keeps his eye on the far ho- 
rizon will find his right 

— Dammarskjold 

"Men like nails, lose their 
usefulness when they lose 
direction and begin to 

— Landor 


'If one advances in the di- 
rection of his dreams, and 
endeavors to live the life 
which he has imagined, he 
will meet with success un- 
expected in common 

— Thoreau 


& ~.-v. ■Arj.„'£ .*tedk3£*-ii 

"[Goals] ... are like stars; 
you will not succeed in 
touching them with your 
hands. But like the seafar- 
ing man on the desert of 
waters, you choose them as 
your guides and following 
them you will reach your 

— Schurz 


Blessed are the pure in 
heart for they shall see God. Matthew 
5:8. The Lloyd's favorite verse to 
describe Linda, the first portion of it is 
the epitaph on her grave stone. 

"The higher our hopes, 
the brighter our days" 
is on a cross stitch 
pillow she did and 
kept on her bed. 

"A living hope is 
not a new life in 
the sense of only 
a life after this 
one on earth, but 
it is a new life of 
different qualities 
from the ordinary 
earthly life, which is 
that of union with 
Christ. Our first 

birth ends in 
physical death; 
issues in eternal 
life, a life of hope 
the foundation of 
hope for a new life 
now and beyond 
death is the 
resurrection of 
Jesus Christ." 

This is the final 
paragraph of her 
last term paper 
written for Doctor 
Edwards entitled 
"Hope In First Peter" 

Several used the phrase 
"quiet goodness" to describe 

To Linda, 

Friends are friends forever 
If the Lord's the Lord of them 
And a friend will not say never 
'Cause the welcome will not end 
Though it's hard to let you go 
In the Father's hands we know 
That a lifetime's not too long 
To live as friends. 

With much love, 
Jackie Chancey 
"I thank my God upon every 
rememberance of you." 

Phil. 1:3 

"Life is a gift — 
a gift from 
God." From 
the sermon 
preached the 
Sunday after 
her death, 
by her 



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